One of the most common reasons why applicants don’t get called is that they submit a resume lacking results. Instead, they send in a resume that looks a lot like a job description with only vague references to your success. Applicants may claim a skill, but failing to back it up with relevant achievements on the resume and in the interview can be costly.
Take the interview question, “What are your strengths?” No matter whether you’re interviewing for a new job, a position in the C-Suite or for a promotion, you’ll need to share your strengths. But failure to back up your claim with specific examples leaves the interviewer wondering if your response is a hollow claim. The successful answering technique is all about walking the interviewer through the process of how a challenge has been met with successful results and how it will be managed in the future—especially as it translates to the position that you are applying for. Sharing your success by succinctly articulating the key highlights with facts and numbers (if applicable) can go far to convincing others of your value.
One of the best things you can do today is to start documenting your accomplishments. Think numbers and dates and results along with the challenge you faced and the skills and strengths you employed to get big results. Keep this log for a lifetime as you never know when these particular successes will help advance your career.
How to Be Career Happy? Document and Share Your Successes