You’re scrambling through old work samples, trying to remember all of those milestones you reached last October. Let me guess, you’re about to embark on the job search again.
It’s been awhile since you’ve been in-between careers. You might have to shake the dust off your old resume. And if you’re online portfolio hasn’t been touched since college, you have a lot of work to do to catch your online image up, to showcase your new, more experienced self.
You could be saving precious time and sending out resumes seamlessly right now if you had done one very important thing — many of us forget to do: keep a running list of your accomplishments.
Keeping a running list of accomplishments will help you:
Of course, you want to keep a master list of accomplishments from which you can pull the most impressive, relevant information, for a polished “brag sheet.” Apart from using your brag sheet, here are a few ways you can keep track of and show off those accomplishments:
Job duties and responsibilities give hiring managers an idea of your background and experience. But, accomplishments will show what you are tangibly capable of. Using numbers and figures to describe your achievements helps hiring managers “see” you in practice, not just theory.
When you know it’s time embark on a big job search, you don’t want to let anything slow you down or stand in your way. Keeping a running list of your accomplishments will help build your professional image and prepare you to share plenty of data-backed information about your abilities on the fly.
What have been some of your proudest accomplishments in your career? How do you plan to use them in your job search? Share with us in the comments below!