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Head recruiter at Amazon says the best CV’s are data based – would you agree?

A candidate’s CV is a recruiter's first impression of them during the job search

A head recruiter at Amazon, Celeste Joy Diaz, said she’s impressed when applicants ground their accomplishments in data as there’s a right way for candidates to present themselves, and quite a few ways they could unknowingly mess things up.

“We know that our candidates have done a lot of things, but we really want to know, ‘what does that mean,'” Diaz told Business Insider.

For instance, Diaz says that name-dropping companies or job titles doesn’t give any perspective on what their everyday job entails, but neither does providing a lengthy essay of an entire job description.

“We know that our candidates have done a lot of things, but we really want to know, ‘what does that mean,'” Diaz told Business Insider.

Executive CV writer and career strategist, Adrienne Tom, agrees.

“A job title alone is not enough to clarify personal value, complexity of skill set, or breadth of expertise,” Tom previously told Business Insider. “What matters most in a résumé will be the results that each individual has generated within their roles, regardless of title or rank.”

“Titles are great, but we want to understand what was the project you owned, what was the scope of a project, and what did you accomplish,” Diaz sad. “The best is when it’s grounded in data.”

Encourage candidates to include how they exceeded their goals, how many projects they started or led, the size of their team or client base, or how many new clients they garnered.

“No position is exempt from measuring results,” Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Résumé Writers’ Ink , previously told Business Insider. “And metrics help employers determine if a person is capable of leading a team, managing clients, or growing the business.”

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