How to Write Impactful Bullets

Creating impactful bullet points can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of writing a resume. Ensuring that each bullet quantifies your experience makes it even more difficult. Bullet points should always include an essential skill, technical skill, and quantifiable outcome. 

Sounds easy enough, right? But what does that look like in practice? 

Example: "Performed X to do Y resulting in Z." 

In this example, Z is the result or quantifiable outcome. It is one of the most important parts of the sentence, but the majority of people don’t include it on their resume! 

When writing your quantifiable outcome, you should:

  • Write them as a monetary or percentage value 
    • Example: you increased something by X% or saved $X
      • Oftentimes, computers confuse numbers without these symbols as an applicant’s phone number or address, so it is important to differentiate these figures with % or $.
  • Emphasize the result of each previous experience to prove that you actually did something while simultaneously showing that you understand the big picture and you contributed to the goals of the organization.
  • Focus on the outcome of what you did and why you did it.
    • This helps show a potential employer that you can contribute to their organization and help them achieve their goal.

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us