Tool 3: Mapping Your Experience

Hi, I’m Ted Fleming, author of “Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career“. This series covers the seven tools I share in my book.

Tool three is mapping your experience. I find that clients use too much jargon when talking about their accomplishments. This tool has three parts and is meant to make your accomplishments more general so more people can understand the value you can bring to a role.

The first part is the resume accomplishment. The second part is transferable skills you use to achieve that resume accomplishment. The third part is the key milestones to achieve that accomplishment.

Here is an example:

Let’s say that your accomplishment was that you increased sales by 15%.

Next you want to identify the transferable skills in order to achieve that sales growth. Examples could be you’re good at problem solving, learn on the fly, and you had to motivate others to buy your product or service.

Lastly, are the key milestones. Examples of key milestones might be that you had to conduct market analysis, made a finalist presentation to clients, and launched a promotional campaign.

To get more people to understand what you can do for them, map your experience using your resume accomplishment, transferable skills, and key milestones.

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