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Expanded Achievements Summary Sample

Purpose: To bring to interviews as a leave-behind to more thoroughly illustrate your ability to add value to an employer

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The above is a sample expanded achievements summary. The achievements summary is a tool that you can include in your career marketing portfolio to leave behind at interviews, helping to make your accomplishment stories more memorable. Employers are interested in employees who can 1) solve their problems, 2) save them money, 3) make them money, or 4) improve efficiency. The expanded achievements summary can be written in countless formats, but the ultimate goal should be to provide examples that illustrate exactly how you have accomplished these goals for past employers and could therefore produce similar results for future employers. Whenever possible, you should include numbers to illustrate the impact you have had and the results you have produced. These could be presented as whole numbers, dollar figures, or percentages. However, even if you can’t quantify your accomplishments, you should still present them in a way that emphasizes the result or benefit of the accomplishment.

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