Accomplishments are something that we end up putting on the back burner because mostly, we aren’t aware of the fact that they exist! Unbelievable isn’t it? It is. Even if we have spent years trying to do the right thing and the evidence is before our eyes, it is often difficult to gauge it in physical terms. But this is where we need to pull up our socks and get moving!
Resumes run on accomplishments. Do not let anyone tell you that you can write a complete resume without mentioning how well you’ve done in a previous position. A resume of that sort will be a farce! What does one write as an accomplishment? Another place where we often get stuck. Think hard about a time when you did something great in a professional capacity and came out shining. What was it? Oh you’ve found more than one instance? Great! Jot them down as your accomplishments. Anything that you did which had a tangible positive effect on the organization for which you are working is an accomplishment. You must never forget that accomplishments make you a better choice to hire by employers who look for people who can contribute immediately.
Here are a few accomplishments that you can go through to get an idea on how to write your own:
• Implemented an automated system which reduced the calibration time by 87%
• Successfully met a tight deadline of 24 hours for production of 150,000 cans of soup
• Introduced preventative maintenance initiatives which increased machine life by 75%
• Singlehandedly identified and fixed a machine flaw which had been in limbo for over 3 weeks
• Averted a possible serious accident by recognizing early signs of machine malfunction and alerting the supervisor just in time
• Trained 10 newly hired apprentices in using and maintaining high speed machinery and tools, including calipers and micrometers
• Wrote a manual on machine operations and maintenance which is now being used as the basic training document for newly hired machine operators
• Developed and implemented safety rules and regulations which reduced on site accidents and injuries by a staggering 95%
• Successfully reinstated an old machine by effectively restoring it, saving the company $10,000 in buying a new unit
• Replaced old technology production machines with more energy efficient ones, reducing electricity bills by 80%
• Maintained constant quality of production processes by conducting periodic quality checks and verifying end products through a systemized method