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My client called a couple of months after he left his job at a major technology company.  He was doing the consulting “thing” which is unemployment.  His resume was very similar to many I see.  Plenty of what he did, but not many business results.  Need to show business results.

You don’t get hired for “used machine learning techniques to transfer data from server to cloud”.  You get hired for “used machine learning techniques to transfer data from server to cloud, enabling the marketing department to save $2 million and 50 hours per week of team members’ time.” You may not have a specific metric, but you need to demonstrate business results.

What can you do for me as an employer? What problems can you solve? I don’t care if you can build a robot using hardware from NASA and software created by 5 in-house  PhDs.

After we were done, his resume and LinkedIn profile screamed “I get results”.

If you want to get hired or climb the ladder, show the results along the way.

He climbed and is now managing products and projects at a hot mobile developer.