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I will admit to being an unsophisticated old country girl. So perhaps that is theI'm puzzled. reason why this question I found on LinkedIn has me baffled.

What the heck are they saying here? Can someone explain it? Or answer it? 

What do you do if your innovative contributions on your resume need quantifiable impact?



Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Any employer who thinks that highly of themselves to ask a questions like that is clearly not someone I would want to work for , ever.  

Apr 22, 2024 03:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Marte- they may be saying I'm a pompous A___!  

Apr 22, 2024 04:36 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Michael Elliott and Kathy Streib - that would be my opinion of them too, if it was an individual. But this question came from LinkedIn. 

Of course, I don't know where they get their questions. Could be that members supply them. 

Apr 22, 2024 04:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Well Marte,

You have me stumped! I have no idea what LinkedIn is asking!! Anyone else have any answers? Kathy Streib seemed to have a good one.

Apr 22, 2024 07:44 PM
Marte Cliff

Yes, Dorie Dillard Austin TX . I do think Kathy Streib had a good answer!

Apr 22, 2024 08:57 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Marte. That question has e convinced that someone needs professional help, maybe both sides! Enjoy your day.

Apr 23, 2024 04:26 AM
Marte Cliff

I think you might have hit the nail on the head, Wayne Martin

May 04, 2024 03:04 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

So "innovative contributions" on a resume sounds like they are adding made-up accomplishments. And "need quantifiable impact" means the made up accomplishments need some sort of measurement statistic to sound realistic.  Was the person who wrote that the owner of a consulting firm? Maybe they sell fake data for resume use.

Other than that, I have no idea!!!

Apr 23, 2024 04:45 AM
Marte Cliff

Kat Palmiotti I have no idea either, but I like your suggestions.

May 04, 2024 03:05 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

My guess would be what Kat Palmiotti said. Quantifiable requires a measurement of some kind. Statistics, data, etc.

Apr 23, 2024 05:13 AM
Marte Cliff

Carol Williams "Quantify" has long been one of my least favorite words. It sounds pompous.

May 04, 2024 03:05 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, I'm not an unsophisticated country girl, Marte. I'm a reasonably sophisticated city girl who speaks several languages... but like you, I have no clue what this means (in any language!).

PS neither of us is old!

Apr 23, 2024 05:31 AM
Marte Cliff

Nina Hollander, Broker I'm thinking that someone felt that they sounded wise and academic when they wrote it. 

May 04, 2024 03:07 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wouldn't want to answer that for them either, just speak plain English and give it to me straight and let me decide, haha.

Apr 23, 2024 05:57 AM
Marte Cliff

Brian England - Plain English? I suppose next you'll want truth. 

May 04, 2024 03:07 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

You assume your resume will go to the bottom of the pile with no possibility of your being hired.

Apr 27, 2024 08:20 PM
Marte Cliff

Patricia Kennedy - that might be a reasonable assumption. 

May 04, 2024 03:08 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Marte. This post made it onto today’s list of Last Week’s Favorites on ActiveRain. So thank you for writing it!

Apr 28, 2024 09:00 AM
Marte Cliff

Patricia Kennedy - thank YOU for reading it!

May 04, 2024 03:08 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Marte I speak straight up big city talk I am of no help to you 

Apr 28, 2024 01:36 PM
Marte Cliff

Well darn, Hannah Williams!

May 04, 2024 03:09 PM
Hannah Williams

Marte Cliff  Big City and Country Gals do not understand I wonder who does?


Maybe our educated college kids ?????

May 04, 2024 08:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I am sorry I missed this post, so glad Patricia Kennedy  featured it, now to your question WT .... and it came from LinkedIn? seriously I have noticed LinkedIn has been deteriorating in the past two or three years and it is becoming more of a spammer's paradise to connect with members. So with that said I am not surprised. Endre

Apr 28, 2024 08:11 PM
Marte Cliff

Endre Barath, Jr. - It does seem that if anyone from LI wants to connect, it is because they want to sell you something. 

May 04, 2024 03:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Marte Cliff - ever since Microsoft bought LinkedIn, I haven't been interested in using it. 

I wonder if it was an AI question? It doesn't make sense to me. 

May 02, 2024 06:35 PM
Marte Cliff

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP Is THAT what happened. Guess I wasn't paying attention, because I didn't know it. 

I think the more things are consolidated, the more quality goes downhill. We need competition to keep people sharp - whether it's with services or with improving the quality of grocery store items. 

I shouldn't say improving. I should say maintaining, since so many products - groceries and otherwise - are declining in quality.

I guess it could have been an AI question. Guess we'll never know.

May 04, 2024 03:15 PM