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How can I quantify achievement in a non-sales media job on my resume?
posted by droplet to Work & Money (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work in media, but where I work is owned by a hedge fund.
My current job as a production coordinator (title) / in-house producer (what I'm actually doing) is on a 6-month contract that ends at the end of this month, and it looks like the CFO is on a cutting spree/hiring freeze.
My boss (who has emphasized to me over the last week that he feels my work has been exemplary) hopes he'll be allowed to bring me on full-time by November, but it's 40/60 on whether or not that will happen, as the creatives are considered a cost and not the revenue generators. Alas. As it is, there is one lead producer for all of the US, and I was her rescue. Now that she's being trained on things like multimedia app-buliding so that eventually she'll be able to produce such projects, she has even less time than before for producing all the other projects. Much of her work has fallen to me. However, I was warned that this may not matter to the higher-ups and to be ready to leave. Alas.
My last resume was OK, but it was my cover letter and interview that got me this job. As I rewrite the resume to include this current position, what I'm wondering as a non-sales, non-marketing person is, how do I quantify my achievements to make me stand out? I don't have numbers or percentages to work with as sales folk do, but I want to make it clear that I started as more or less an admin and within a month was actually producing projects for the company's clients, from creating and maintaining project budgets and holding kickoff meetings with them to hiring freelancers, drafting contracts and editing scripts to delivery of final content.
Also, on past jobs doing similar work, I didn't think to create a portfolio of media with the projects I worked on, and I'm not sure how I can do that for this job either. Not doing so has kept me stuck in admin, while I'm capable of higher-level work. I'm not sure how a producer points to what they've done and says, "Yeah, I was the engine that could and did on that production." Any and all suggestions welcome. Thank you.