Look at position descriptions, performance appraisals, and awards or achievements to help you develop accomplishment statements. What can you say about your performance?
- What has improved or changed for the better due to your efforts?
- Have you served on a committee or worked on a team to accomplish a project?
- What new skills or knowledge have you gained?
- What have you done that has made you proud?
- Did you meet or exceed performance standards? How?
- Did you design or modify a system or procedure to make it better?
- How have you made a difference in your department or for individuals?
- Have you made a presentation or led a workshop?
- What has been your biggest accomplishment?
- Have you dealt with difficult employees, vendors or clients?
- Have you successfully supervised or trained others?
- What challenges have you overcome?
- Have you received outstanding evaluations on some aspect of your work?
- Have you increased participation, donations, sales or productivity? How?
- Did you create something new- a program, procedure, event, form, newsletter, etc.?
- Have you saved your organization time or money?
- Have you successfully managed a project? What was the scope? The results?
- What did you accomplish that no one expected or asked of you?
- Did you develop and/or implement a new approach to doing something that was more effective?
Don’t forget to include information about team or group involvement, and balance the information to include technical and interpersonal skills.