Presenting quantifiable results in your resume is preferred, because such results clearly convey your success in the actions you undertook. However, in some instances, you simply cannot quantify your success. In such cases, you might instead demonstrate nonquantifable or even potential results. Consider the following examples:
- Persuaded management to review existing operations; currently leading Manufacturing Review Committee, which will table its final report in June 2012.
Established divisional continuing education series, noted on review as crucial and game changing.
Initiated biweekly Tuesday at Five team social event, resulting in enhanced workplace morale.
In each of these sample bullets, the results are not measurable, but they are nonetheless important. For example, although the results of the Manufacturing Committee Review are not yet known, the reader knows that management is taking the operations review seriously because a deadline has been set and the report results are anticipated. One cannot really quantify the impact of the divisional educational series, but the reader understands that the MBA candidate was effective and influential, based on the feedback he/she received. Admittedly, the final result of these actions is vague and depends on individual judgment, yet the outcome of the Tuesdays at Five initiative, by contrast, can indeed be qualified in some way. The accomplishment, while soft, is clearly positive.