Don’t Just Gloss Over the End of the Year: Pause and Celebrate Accomplishments

Workology

However as your teams (and sit down yourself) and recall all the things that you’ve accomplished over the year — EVERYTHING. You’ll likely find that there are so many things that you accomplished that was not on your “things to do” list. Include numbers and metrics if possible — and ask your team members and stakeholders to help you create the list. Do you celebrate end of year accomplishments?

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

This overview of your competencies was coined the elevator pitch because the message should be succinct enough to deliver to an important decision maker if you had the chance to ride up in an elevator with him or her.

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12 Reasons Why Hiring Managers Aren’t Reading Your Resume

Career Solvers

Keywords are the words that convey your competencies within a specific job function or industry. A better strategy is to use bullets to highlight key pieces of information and accomplishment. Focus on the accomplishments in each role rather than the job tasks. No accomplishments.

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Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

Craft an elevator pitch to communicate your value proposition and be prepared to give accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples of how you have helped the companies you’ve supported do things smarter, faster, or more efficiently.

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Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Build Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

To help you prepare to write an executive resume that will help you compete in today’s job market — or help you collaborate with a professional resume writer — I’ve written this 5-part series, from my insider’s perspective. Draw out your top career accomplishments.

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Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

This overview of your competencies was coined the elevator pitch because the message should be succinct enough to deliver to an important decision maker if you had the chance to ride up in an elevator with him or her.

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Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

By creating a special category for your competencies on the resume, you make it easier for your reader to quickly understand your areas of knowledge or expertise. Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks. To create your own accomplishment statements, use the CAR formula.

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5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

Competitive Resumes

Now you’re competing to show you add the most value. Keep a running list of your accomplishments, transferable skills, and how you add value. More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing.

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How Long Should My Resume Be?

Career Solvers

If the resume passes this initial scan, the hiring manager will look for your accomplishments in past positions and determine how closely aligned these successes are to their organization’s future success. This may just be the No. 1 question I am asked regarding resumes.

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Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

By creating a special category for your competencies on the resume, you make it easier for your reader to quickly understand your areas of knowledge or expertise. Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks. To create your own accomplishment statements, use the CAR formula.

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Don't Let Perfection be the Enemy of a Good Resume

Resume Boutique

Core Competencies in Short Bullet Points May Add Value. Adding three rows of two or three competencies aligned with the requirements of each position often is a helpful way of providing reader-friendly keywords to the top section of your resume. Summarizing Key Business Impact or Accomplishments before listing employment history also may add value for the resumes of seasoned professionals. We recommend 3-4 accomplishments using metrics where possible.

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Seven Ways to Get Noticed in Your Job Search | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Additionally, the Applicant Tracking Software that most recruiters utilize ignore resumes that don’t match specific job competency requirements. (4) 4) To successfully get through the Recruiting and Applicant Tracking Software gate, simply copy the “Needed Job Competencies&# of the position in which you’re interested and paste them on your resume. Your job skills and competencies should be in the top one-fourth of the first page of the resume.

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Top Interview Questions: 7 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your First Interview

Career Alley

This is often one of the top interview questions and it comes from ‘psycho-metrics’ compiled by psychologists for job interviewers. The interviewer wants to accomplish 2 things here. Photo courtesy of MF.

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3 Clues Your LinkedIn Profile Needs A Tune-Up

Career Realism

Specific skills, technology abilities, and leadership competencies. The fastest way to give your Experience section more punch is to add metrics and describe how your initiative created more… more customers, more profit, or more cost savings.

2013 114

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

Are others being given credit for your accomplishments? Goals without Measurable Metrics.” Without clear and defined metrics of success, it cannot be shown whether you have failed or succeeded, and thus absence of measurable metrics is a trap set by a trapper, in and of itself. Those in need of legal advice, counsel or representation should retain competent legal counsel licensed to practice law in their locale.

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Help! My Resume Is Dead On Arrival

Career Realism

By making some strategic changes to how you present yourself, and combining that with improvements designed to make your value and career accomplishments crystal clear, you should see a rapid uptick in responses. My Resume Is Dead On Arrival. CAREEREALISM.

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3 Secrets To A Powerhouse Executive Resume

Career Realism

Metrics. Without quantifying your accomplishments, your resume will read just like anyone else’s, and fail to hit the right notes about your bottom-line contributions. You’re good at what you do… and with many years of experience, writing your executive resume should be easy. Right?

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7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Accomplished Professional If this is really true, then show (don’t tell!) Here’s where you’re better off noting some metrics, as in, “Exceeded quota for 7 out of past 8 years,” “Brought company to 87% market share,” or, “Met 100% of project budget constraints despite limited resources.”

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3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

Make a list of major responsibilities that are called out in job postings you’re interested in, and integrate them within a “Core Competencies” section at the start of the resume. Each job should describe the scope of your responsibilities and provide some bulleted accomplishments.

2016 83

Know Your Value: Don't Undersell Yourself on Your Resume

Resume Writing

Many job seekers, especially those who don’t work at a job where metrics are directly involved with their role, will often fail to promote the difference they have made. Identifying and Communicating Your Value (The following are good examples for action- and team-driven accomplishments. After: Embraced more vital accountabilities, earned via an exceptional skill to multitask and prioritize competing and time-sensitive priorities.

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10 Interview Styles To Avoid | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

If someone is competent, has done their homework, it behooves them to find some way to offer a window of who they will be once on the job by behaving in the same professional style they will once hired (not too relaxed- but a balance).

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On Being A Good Fit For The Job | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

We can all choose to give candidates more or less credit for accomplishments. You’ll also get a detailed report with personalized interview questions to ask the candidate, as well as a metric that compares their attributes to the best performers in your company.

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You should lead from the middle | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Baby boomers have had to compete forever, for everything, because there were so many of them trying to get on the same “path for success.” Baby boomers competed for a big salary which they translated to a visual trophy: a McMansion. Other generations do not compete with near the gusto of baby boomers. I also don't hear a lot of dissing of early feminists' accomplishments, though there is a pretty strong backlash against feminism's shriller aspects.

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You can be happier by reading this post | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

then being interesting is fundamentally a subjective thing, defined by other people's metric of what is interesting. I suspect the real culprit is that they have an even more idealized vision of what "happiness" is, and so rate themselves below average, much like competent people tend to underrate their abilities more than incompetent people. Is this your first time here?

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Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Here's my stance on happiness and choices: For as long as I can remember, everyone in my life has been telling me that I am wonderful and that I can do and accomplish absolutely anything I want in life. That said, I definitely miss the hair and nail salons of big cities – I'm sorry, but small towns just can not compete! :-) Posted by Michelle on January 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm | permalink | Reply Again, what do we mean by happiness? Is this your first time here?

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