Struggling to articulate what you have done or are doing in your career/job?
Sometimes it helps to come up with a 30-60 second commercial for you that would highlight those things that you believe are your strengths.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What experience, skills, aptitudes, or traits do you have that could be of some use to an employer?
- What skills have you developed that have not been put to practice at work?
- Do others at work or elsewhere come to you for any particular kind of work-related advice?
- Do you have military experience that could be useful in the private industry?
- Have you ever published an article or report?
- Do you have experience with public speaking?
- What is the level of your computer and technological experience?
- How many people did you supervise, hire, or train?
- Have you managed a work related budget?
- To whom did you report?
- Were you responsible for coordinating or leading any projects?
- Have you served as a liaison between groups or key individuals?
- Did you mediate between groups or individuals?
- Have you served as a mentor?
- Have you participated in strategic planning?
- Have you participated in setting or evaluating policy?
- Have you evaluated any individual or group performance?
- What are your measurable or quantifiable achievements?
- How did you interface with customers?
- Have you participated in a steering committee?
- Have you designed or managed any processes, systems, or projects?
- How much reduction in costs or increase in profits did you contribute to your previous employers? What did you do to accomplish this?
- How did you add measurable results after you assumed responsibility?
- What concrete or specific gains did you achieve?
- Did you propose, suggest, or initiate any programs, changes, or improvements that were implemented at least partly because of your initiative?
- Did you take on additional responsibilities beyond the regular duties of your position?
- What special recognitions have you received?
- Have you been promoted ahead of schedule?