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01/11/08
Resume “Accomplishment hooks”
Filed under: Public Relations docs, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 9:10 am

Reading B Safani’s blog from last year,
provides an useful idea to pass on: 
accomplishment hooksfor our resume
EXPERIENCE section. 

She devises several ways to create
accomplishment hooks that we can
adapt for the chemical field (substitute
whatever your field is– biotech,
biology, management, sales, process
chemistry….).  Many of the

specific examples she cites appear for
mid-career people in various roles- 
mid-management, technicians, mature
workers, bench and lab scientists….


Hiring
managers reviewing resumes are
looking for examples where action or
ideas

   - make or save money,
   - accelerate development,

   - improve a process,

   - identify a root cause of an existing problem,

develop a new product, product extension,

    - use an existing product or process

in an innovative way

     - use resources well


For example:

To Save Money

To Improve a Process

To Reverse an Existing Problem

Visual charts

She points out that a visual tool can
nicely communicate results. Charts
can chronicle success over time, or
across functions or roles.

For example,

demonstrating innovation:
YEAR         PATENT MEMOS   PATENT APPL.
2004            7                           3
2005            9                           2
2006           15                          10

or putting specific tools (that are transferable)
to use for company gain:
YEAR      SKILLS                    CERTICIFICATIONS
2004      des. of experiments   course completion
2005      process mapping       6 sigma green
             FMEA
             Control plans
2006      Leadership               6 sigma black


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