Quantifying Resume Accomplishments: Making Yourself Stand Out Worksheet

Job Search Writing: Resume Sections

Practice with this Resume Accomplishments Worksheet to practice writing your accomplishments in a way that makes them stand out, and improve your job writing skills. By working through 10 exercises, you work on improving how you list what you have achieved to help make your next resume stronger.

Quantifying Resume Accomplishments: Making Yourself Stand Out

Instructions

For the exercises below, complete the brainstorming activity in the first exercise, and use the results to complete the remaining nine exercises.

  • Brainstorm, and make a list of your biggest accomplishments. The accomplishments can be from a job, a school-related activity or organization, an internship or a community involvement activity. Focus on thinking of examples that are easily quantified. List as many as you can think of, but list at least six, with two each focusing on time, money and amount.

  • From the list you brainstormed in the first exercise, select two accomplishments that you can quantify with respect to time.

  • Accomplishment #1:

    Accomplishment #2:

  • Using the first accomplishment you identified in exercise #2, write the resume accomplishment with an element of time that includes numbers.

  • Using the second accomplishment you identified in exercise #3, write the resume accomplishment with an element of time that includes numbers.

  • From the list you brainstormed in the first exercise, select two accomplishments that you can quantify with respect to money.

  • Accomplishment #1:

    Accomplishment #2:

  • Using the first accomplishment you identified in exercise #5, write the resume accomplishment with an element of money that includes figures.

  • Using the second accomplishment you identified in exercise #5, write the resume accomplishment with an element of money that includes figures.

  • From the list you brainstormed in the first exercise, select two accomplishments that you can quantify with respect to amounts.

  • Accomplishment #1:

    Accomplishment #2:

  • Using the first accomplishment you identified in exercise #8, write the resume accomplishment with an element of amounts that includes numbers

  • Using the second accomplishment you identified in exercise #3, write the resume accomplishment with an element of amounts that includes numbers.