The first thing they are used for is to “screen you out” of an interview.
Most importantly, resumes serve as the “first impression” a manager, recruiter or hiring authority will have of you.
Studies indicate you have 10 - 20 seconds to make that first impression.
Does the person opening your resume want to spend more time reviewing it?
Potential employers want an idea of what you can do for them. Telling someone that you are at 115% of quota does not mean much unless you describe how your peers are doing. Potential employers don’t know if the rest of your team is at 98% of quota or 150%. Employers will feel more comfortable hiring you if they can verify your accomplishments.
A good source for more words is the online thesaurus at www.m-w.com (Merriam Webster).
School, Year, Degree