Attention to detail on resume - why is it important?
Ever noticed how attention to detail skills are required in every job application?
Candidates with these skills know how to limit distractions and focus on a single task. That's why they're able to accomplish great results.
And all the difference comes down to job performance.
Such skills increase productivity in the workplace and the effectiveness of any process. They help you ensure the accomplishment of error-free tasks despite all complexity.
That explains why they're so sought-after.
But, there’s a caveat.
Adding attention to detail as a skill on your resume is a big red flag.
You see, just talking about the job doesn’t make you an expert, right?
When it comes to soft skills on resumes, show, rather than tell principle, is your best friend.
Highlight examples from your work that subtly hint that you’ve got expert attention to detail skills.
So, here's how to do that on your resume for different spheres of work.
See how to use Attention To Detail skills on your resume
Holistically, you can show off your soft skills throughout the resume.
However, the best place for them is in your job bullet points and achievements section.
First, HR managers expect that of you.
And second, you’ve got plenty of space to show what you bring to the table.
Here’s how to do it for different job titles.
Attention to detail in Accounting & Finance Job Bullet Points:
- Performed weekly analysis on business results and financial statements.
- Prepared detailed reports of internal audit findings for review by upper management.
- Processed expense reports according to agency and client guidelines.
- Handled regular quality assessments on incoming materials from company dealers and suppliers.
- Analysed and identified fast moving inventory and necessitating cut down on stock-holding of lower profitable goods from 35% to 5%
- Monitored accounts with 150+ suppliers, respond to payment inquiries and investigate pricing discrepancies
Attention to detail in Marketing Job Bullet Points:
- Tracked marketing trends and determined future growth opportunities and best practices.
- Ensured on time and flawless execution of over 250 marketing projects annually
Attention to detail in Information Technology Job Bullet Points:
- Created from scratch 3 internal web applications for our company to keep track of billable hours, manage leave-days and payroll
- Developed complex custom web application using vue.js for fortune 500 companies
- Developed more than 150 responsive websites and managed to finish the constant changes requirement
- Delivered business systems analysis and end-to-end implementation activities in 3 projects that brought an increase of 50% in company revenue
- Led multiple development processes for large scale enterprise products with above 93% product satisfaction reviews
- Coordinated 5 product launches in partnership with the delivery team which resulted in 20
- Achieved performance ranking of top 10% in company for consistent accomplishments in engineering
Notice a pattern?
Every single bullet point follows a certain formula.
They start with a strong action verb, describe the situation and finish with the subsequent measurable result.
Broken down, it looks like this:
Situation - Action - Result
Follow this formula, and you’ll prove more than a single soft skill in your resume.
The job titles we found that most often use Attention to Detail skill on their resume:
- Office Support Assistant
- Project Manager
- Sales Assistant
- Group HR Administrator/HRM Secretary
- HR Operations Supervisor & Lead Recruiter
- Freelance College Tutor
- Assistant Store Manager
- Quality & Services Intern
- Administrative Assistant
Here are what skills job applicants combined with attention to detail skills on their resumes:
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
- Customer Service
- Microsoft Office
- Team Player
- Project Management
- Critical Thinking
About this report:
Data reflects analysis made on over 1 000 000 resumes over the last 2 years from Enhancv.com.
While those skills are most commonly met on resumes, you should only use them as inspiration and customize your resume for the given job.