Posts tagged "Accomplishments"
How to Add Accomplishments to Your Resume

How to Add Accomplishments to Your Resume

Bindaas Madhavi via Compfight One piece of advice often given to job seekers is to list your accomplishments on your resume. The reason is that your past performance is the best indicator of your future performance. Employers are looking at your past RESULTS or IMPACT to see what kind of results or impact you might... ...Continue Reading
The Secret Ingredient of Successful Job Search:  Confidence

The Secret Ingredient of Successful Job Search: Confidence

Every person who has gotten a job they want tells me that they had confidence. Confidence in their skills, talents and abilities Confidence in their story Confidence in their fit for the job at hand Confidence in their ability to step into and start the job immediately Confidence certainly feels better than insecurity – both... ...Continue Reading
The "So What?" Test for Resumes

The “So What?” Test for Resumes

Most of the resumes I read contain a bulleted laundry list of activities – things the person has done at each of their jobs. These lists are fundamentally unsatisfying to me when I put on my “I’m an employer” hat.  I don’t really care that you did something.  What I want to know is if your... ...Continue Reading
3 Lessons for Job Seekers from Marketing

3 Lessons for Job Seekers from Marketing

“If you’ve created something you truly believe in, then your obligation is to bring it to other people. There’s nothing seamy about it.” says Daniel Pink, author of many books including the very recent To Sell Is Human. That’s how I feel about all you job seekers.  You have talents and abilities that are needed... ...Continue Reading
The Most Underused Job Search Tool:  Appreciation

The Most Underused Job Search Tool: Appreciation

Recently, I led a workshop for women (and 1 man) who are looking for their “right fit” job. The discussion yielded solid consensus on one thing: there is not very much acknowledgement and appreciation in the workplace today. Around the room, I heard people feel under-appreciated – for their efforts, results, talent, and contributions. Some... ...Continue Reading
How to Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

How to Reach Your Dream Work While Paying the Bills

It is possible to pay the bills while moving toward your dream work: follow a Dual Path. “Dual Path” job search means to do a J.O.B. while you take the steps to do what you love. I’ve done this myself, and coach others to do this. A few things to remember: It takes time to... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Ellen wondered why I would use the word “successfully” in her resume. Skip questioned saying “I see that you need someone who can do x, y and z. I excel in those areas. In my most recent position, I did something similar, specifically…” When I asked why they didn’t think they should say those things,... ...Continue Reading

Tell Stories to Show Off Your Value

Story telling is a proven method for conveying key messages, usually by teachers, leaders and journalists. It is a technique that can work for job seekers, also, especially at a senior level. It’s a way for you to highlight key accomplishments, and indicate the scope and impact of your work. Here’s how to do it:... ...Continue Reading

Accomplishments

It’s critical to include accomplishments in your resume. Here is a simple way to identify them. Make a four column, four row table. On top of the columns, list these questions across the table (one per column). What did you succeed at or accomplish? When, where and with who did you do this? How did... ...Continue Reading