- Projects or campaigns – What can you share about projects that you worked on that were successful? Give a short presentation of the scope of the project and your role within it. If you can share documentation, by all means do so.
- Promotions or increased responsibility – Did you just receive a promotion or increased responsibility? This young lady I was talking to was just told the week before that since one of her colleagues would be leaving, she would now be working more closely with the CEO on his presentations. She said that the CEO was pleased with this arrangement and told her manager that he enjoys working with her. That is the definition of value added.
- Awards, special mentions or accolades – All three of these says a lot about the type person you are and the quality of work you perform. Make copies to keep in this portfolio. Should you to use them each time? That will depend on the circumstances and the job. No matter how trivial they may seem at the time, they go a long way in demonstrating your work ethic and how well you are perceived as valuable.
- Community and professional involvement – This shows that it is not all about you. Employers and recruiters appreciate professionals who take part in volunteer organizations or professional associations. If your prospective target is big on volunteering, this narrative should be weaved into the conversation with them.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Posted by Ron Thomas at 7:51 AM