An achievement-focused CV will give employers a real insight into why you’re so great at what you do! Measurable accomplishments are the most impressive, so where possible you should include statistics.
Here are 10 questions to ask yourself so you can start building an achievement-focused CV that showcases your accomplishments. Our first point includes an example of how to turn each achievement into a concise statement.
Promotions will always impress a potential employer. They show that you went and above in your role and got rewarded for your efforts. If you got promoted soon after starting your role, that’s even better!
Were you responsible for training any team members? Being put in this position shows a great level of trust from your employer. It’s also worth talking about the number of stakeholders you worked with.
You could focus on how you improved processes or the reputation of your department internally and with clients. It pays to be specific and provide examples of how you worked your magic!
Every business is different, but it’s surprising how similar their problems are! Offer a detailed example of how you found a solution that made a real difference.
Did you create any new systems, content or guidelines that your company valued enough to continue using after you left?
Were you or your team awarded by your company or recognised by your industry? Being humble is an important quality, but if you’ve received any awards, you should definitely talk about it!
Were you the go-to authority within any areas of the business? This shows confidence in your ability and that you became respected company-wide for your talent.
Not only is this a chance for a humble brag, but it shows you have an emotional connection to your work and genuinely care!
Focus on a project similar to those you’ll be working on if successful with your application. This will help the employer imagine you working for their team.
The ability to save time, and ultimately money, is a sought after skill wherever you work.