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Achievements

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get your achievements right and your CV will soar

get your achievements right and your CV will soar

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  • 1. Route to Success Easy steps to prepare your achievementslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 2. Essential to identify achievements  Memory jogger  Self-confidence for the job search Important for:  CV  Interviews  Maintaining motivationlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 3. Success & Accomplishments  Important ones – create a list  Your personal, volunteer and educational accomplishments  Impact on your work, performance review or job interviewlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 4. Employers & Recruiters  Need to know  set you apart from others  YOUR unique contribution  Ask yourself So what?  Quantify and qualify them  STAR – situation, task, action, resultlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 5. Review your achievements  Career and personal life from school days up to present  evaluate your importance in society and the workplace  build awareness of your strengths.  realize that you are valuable a  boost confidence in your abilities and skillslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 6. Identify core achievements & abilities: Make a list of your achievements in your life - about 30 to 35 Only list those where the outcome was significant. Only list those where you played a key role. Select the best achievements Write a short essay about each & cover following points: Specific situation {S} Task {T} Action taken {A} Result {R}lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 7. Underline all the action verbs in the actions taken which will be used to identify your strengths. Then answer the following questions for each of the accomplishments:lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 8. Review your achievements List 30-35 greatest life achievements Significant outcomes You had key role Select the bestlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 9. Review your achievements Write a short essay Use STAR Specific situation {S} Task {T} Action taken {A} Result {R}lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 10. Review your achievements Underline action verbs Identify your strengths Look for theme of success Strength Role Important for : CV and Interviewlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 11. Questions to ask yourself What was the main achievement? What did you most enjoy when taking the action? Why did you enjoy it? In what did you excel and why? What was your motivation for doing it? How did you get along with the other people involved? What was the environment like and how did you feel about it?lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 12. AchievementsAnswers to interview questionsSuccesses highlights on your CVAccomplishments remind you of your abilitiesCheck-list: – Ask - So what? – Quantify & qualifylynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 13. Quantify & Qualify – How much – How many – How small – How well – How often – How quicklynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
  • 14. Achievements Too valuable to be simply forgotten when most needed in a job searchlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com