How to write Key Achievements in Resume

When writing CV it is important to think of key achievements for job or role you are applying for. When you find it possible and you have accomplished significant goals that are directly related to the job, include them into curriculum. However, if you cannot think of any note-worthy accomplishments then don’t panic and simply leave this section out of resume. Your work experience section will demonstrate necessary.


Excellent tips to write accomplishments in CV

To impress the employer with your achievements try to touch upon notable successes that the employer is seeking. Review job posting or job description carefully to see which kind of accomplishments prospective employer would be looking for and try to think of some related valuable contributions that you have made in the past. In order to sell your CV convey key accomplishments in the best possible light and focus on:


When listing multiple achievements use bullet points for each heading and make it to flow logically. Attempt to use action verbs but don’t overdo it – don’t repeat the same verb twice. These verbs are powerful words to present achievements and experience when it comes to presenting energy, enthusiasm and motivation to succeed. To demonstrate this, consider the example below.

Now turn the above into accomplishment statement that you will put onto curriculum vitae:

Grew products sales by 130% without making any impact on existing budgets by implementing innovate word of mouth marketing techniques and strategies


Some final thoughts...

Remember when writing key accomplishments use action words to start each resume bullet and quantify results of the outcome by using measurable information related to fact and figures. That is, apply specific numbers to any listed resume achievement - usually business results are measured in wide variety of forms - take a moment and consider the below.

Note, key achievements in your CV can touch upon wide range of subjects such as problem you have solved on the job, initiative you took that benefited the company or positive difference you made in sales, costs, revenue or profit or any successful project or action that led to increasing the reputation of the organisation.

Problem – what was the difficulty you faced?
Follow up – what course of decision did you take?
Results – what was the outcome? What difference did your behaviour make?