Resume Accomplishments: Showcasing Your Achievements Worksheet

Job Search Writing: Resume Sections

Practice with this Resume Accomplishments Worksheet to improve your job writing skills by being able to identify your achievements more easily. Through completing ten exercises, you practice brainstorming in order to write high-impact accomplishment statements for your resume.

Resume Accomplishments: Showcasing Your Achievements

Instructions

Set aside sufficient time to brainstorm for resume accomplishments from your most recent position. If you have not held a previous job, rely on your experiences in an extracurricular activity or in community involvement. Follow the instructions for each exercise in order to write several high-impact statements in the ending exercises using your answers to the questions asked in earlier exercises.

  • Did supervisors, managers or coworkers give you praise or recognition for something? What was it?

  • Did clients or customers give you promotions, commendations or awards for something? What was it?

  • Were you asked to work on any special committees, projects or task forces?

  • Can you list three things you accomplished of which you are proud? (Think in terms of something you found challenging or something that improved some aspect of the company for which you worked.)

  • Does something specific you accomplished stay associated with you within the company or department where you worked?

  • What did your co-workers, supervisors or managers have to say about you when you left your job?

  • From your answers in the previous six exercises, identify three of your best resume accomplishments.

  • Resume accomplishment #1:

    Resume accomplishment #2:

    Resume accomplishment #3:

  • Write a high-impact statement for resume accomplishment #1.

  • Write a high-impact statement for resume accomplishment #2.

  • Write a high-impact statement for resume accomplishment #3.