Resume Preparation Worksheet

This post gives you the questions you'll need to identify your accomplishments for your resume.

In my last blog post, I wrote about defining your accomplishments for your resume.  Sometimes that's easier said than done. It can be hard to pull out your past accomplishments and I'm pretty sure that any help to gather that information would be welcomed.  

With that in mind, I put together a worksheet for an upcoming resume writing workshop.  Feel free to use it for your own resume prep work.  

Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning Your Resume Project or Task

Name of Project of Task:                  

Company that this Project or Task Occurred and Approximate Date(s)it Occurred:

1. What was the purpose for completing this task or project?
2. Did you complete this ahead of schedule, budget or any other measurements? Explain.
3. Who benefitted from this project or task for (internal or external clients, your manager, your team, etc) and why?
4. What makes this project or task so special or remarkable?

Other Considerations:

a. Who was involved?
b. What were the steps you followed?
c. When did this occur?
d. How did you complete this task or project?
e. How did you know you were successful?

Once you answer any of the questions, you might remember other details.  Remember, a company wants to see your accomplishments and then relate those to their own organization.  Your resume will demonstrate what you can do for them and should not read like a job description.

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