Facts, figures, and metrics are the cornerstones of any great resume. Numbers provide quantifiable examples of your achievements, and make it easy for recruiters to see what kind of impact you and your work can have at their company.

The 14 most important numbers you can use on a resume can be broken down into five categories:


It seems like a no-brainer, but people often forget to quantify their financial achievements with hard numbers. Even if you’re not in sales, this can include the budgets you’ve managed, the costs you’ve saved, and any revenue generated.


Demonstrate the geographical impact of your work with the number of countries, towns, stores, and offices that you work with or manage.


Numbers are an easy way to illustrate the duration (and complexity) of completed projects, time-saving initiatives, and completed tasks.


Bigger is often better in the eyes of a recruiter, so use statistics to quantify the value of your work, illustrating the value of projects, the size of your customer base, and team.


Adding percentage increases and decreases to metrics can be a great way to showcase achievements and improvements over time, including the percentage of targets met, and costs saved.

For more details and examples, check out this handy infographic created by StandOut CV.

Important numbers for your resume