Turn existing OKRs, KPIs, and Goals into résumé achievements with Clarify

October 1, 2020

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We should probably start by saying that updating your résumé is a pain in the you know what. It's tedious, time consuming, and well always a struggle to know exactly what to showcase on 1 to 2 pages.

We've learned however, that showcasing your best work, contributions, and impact yields better results when creating or updating your résumé.

We've been on both ends of the hiring process, from reviewing hundreds of résumés to applying for jobs ourselves. It's a disaster, it's broken and there's too much time wasted on both sides. So we decided to build Clarify to make it easy for growth-minded professionals to manage their achievements, take them anywhere they go (You worked hard, you should be able to showcase it.) all while providing the tools and resources necessary to make better decisions in the workplace, make otherwise difficult career conversations easy, and make it easy to organize and showcase their best work.

The easiest way to get started is to leverage any existing OKRs, KPIs or 1:1s you are already responsible for. For the most part your organization or team have goals they've set, one may be to 'Increase revenue by $200k' or 'Increase conversion rates by 10%'. Over time you've probably completed dozens of these, but do you remember what they were? did you leverage them to improve your job search odds? or to have discussions around your career by demonstrating the value you've generated and can generate?

With Clarify it's easy to use your OKRs, Goals, and any KPIs to track and showcase your best work. The best part? because every employer uses their own software you often lose access to all of your accomplishments if you were to leave for another job, with Clarify you keep them and take them with you. It's your career, your achievements, own them.

Updating a résumé is now easier than ever

We should probably mention that we hate résumés – you probably do too, we don't blame you – they're not entirely the most helpful in their present day format, they've never really evolved with the way we work today, and for some odd reason you'll find all sorts of hiring technology layered on top of this one piece paper that's supposed to get you a phone call and ultimately a job. However, for now, we'll have to make do with it and as such we've focused on what matters most: results.

For example, let's say you're in sales, sure you could say you're responsible for account management, responsible for new business development, and responsible for planning; but unfortunately that's not impactful and it provides little context on how big those accounts were, how much new business you brought on board, and what volume were you responsible for planning.

Key Account Manager using Clarify

That résumé builder is cute, but does it really provide any value?

We've tracked hundreds of resume builders and apps, for the most part they're useless. They're templates, they promise to deliver results, but let's be honest they're just trying to sell as many one-time resumes as possible, who cares whether you land the job or not? They collected their $5 or $99. They're however not addressing the real problem, but instead just flooding the job search and hiring process.

We'll dedicate more time to this topic later.

Know exactly what to achieve

So let's recap you can leverage your already existing OKRs, KPIs, and Goals and track them with Clarify or you can search thru our Collections and choose the ones most relevant and appropriate for your role. Choose from over 50+ Cards to start from, with over 200+ coming soon. Pick a card, customize it, and set a due date. Done!