think of anything to write down about what you do in your job? We guarantee that you will come up with some new ideas
about your job responsibilities and skills.
skills, aptitudes, or traits do you have, or think you
might have, that could be of some use to some
What skills have
you developed, at least to some degree, that you have
never used at work?
Do others, at work
or elsewhere, come to you for any particular kind of
help? What kind?
Do you have
military experience (include Coast Guard and merchant
marine)? Branch, grade, Specialty? Active duty,
reserves, national guard? Discharge? Duties?
Accomplishments? Medals, citations, commendations?
Promotions ahead of schedule? You can treat military
experience either here, as general background, or list
each position as an employer in the Resume
Questionnaire. Don't forget, military training can be
particularly useful in private industry if it is
relevant to your objective.
Have you ever
published an article, report, or anything, even as a
volunteer, even in your company professional
Have you ever given
a talk, speech, or presentation, or provided training
to anyone at work or elsewhere? Give the specifics.
and related skills: What platforms can you use (PC,
Apple, Atari, etc.)? Which one are you most
comfortable with? What operating systems are you
familiar with (DOS; Windows 3.x, NT, or 95; OS/2;
Unix; Apple; other)? If you program, which languages
do you know, and what is your level of ability or
experience in: What programs, or kinds of programs,
have you designed or helped design or debug? What
Internet research tools are you familiar with? What
programs are you familiar with (word processors;
spread sheets; data bases; groupware or PIM's, such as
Lotus Notes, Groupwise, Ecco; graphics, desk-top
publishing, etc.); office suites (Suite; Microsoft
Office; Word Perfect Office); LAN or WAN system
software? (If you know the latest version, mention it,
as in "Lotus Notes v. 4." If you're not
familiar with the latest version, give only program's
languages do you know at least somewhat, and what is
your level of skill in each, i.e., native speaker;
fluent; moderate; phrase-book; write easily for
What planning or
analytical tools are you familiar with (critical path?
PERT; quality function deployment; etc.) ?
have you had as a manager of or participant in TQM?
CQI? Business process reengineering (which version:
general structure/function analysis or computer
Do you have any
special travel experience, domestic or foreign? If you
studied, lived, or worked in a foreign country, how
long were you there? Did you live in an American
How many people did
you supervise? Orient? Hire? Train?
How large a budget
did you manage?
Who do you report
What was the
highest level in the company that you reported to or
communicated with directly?
Did you coordinate
Serve as liaison
between groups or key individuals?
groups or individuals? Resolve any conflicts? Serve as
mentor to anyone?
Did you do, or
participate in, strategic planning?
Did you set or
evaluate or participate in the setting or evaluation
Did you evaluate
any individual or group performance, or any task or
How did you relate
to the product or service?
Did you communicate
with customers? How?
Were you on any
proposal teams, in-house or with a customer or
subcontractor? Did the proposal succeed?
What was your
function on the team, or your contribution to winning?
Your team's percentage of wins?
Did you communicate
with suppliers or subcontractors? How?
Did you purchase
services or supplies for the office, unit, department?
Ever serve as a
troubleshooter? In what area?
Did you back up
Did you do any
surveys or other research or studies? Determine
Design or manage
any processes, systems, or projects?
events, conferences, meetings? How many?
Did you administer
Consult for anyone,
inside or outside the organization?
Did you gain
experience in any special use software?
What kind of
writing did you do, for yourself or someone else
(e-mail, correspondence, memos, reports, concept
papers, plans, proposals, office newsletter, etc.)?
What did you write about? Did you write any that was
delivered to a customer as a product, or part of one?
How much reduction
in costs or increase in profits did you contribute to?
What did you do?
Did you add any
smoothness, quality, or economy of operation that
noticeably improved the way things were before you
Any concrete or
specific signs of the gain you achieved?
Did you propose,
suggest, or initiate any programs, changes, or
improvements that were implemented at least partly
because of your initiative?
What did you do as
a volunteer, beyond the regular duties of your
Whether you were
paid for it or not, what were you particularly good at
that made a difference in how the office (job,
project, assignment) progressed from day to day?
Were you praised,
recognized, or given a pat on the back for anything-a
particular assignment, a method of working, a trait of
character? How? By whom?
Were you promoted
ahead of schedule?
Selected for any
special responsibilities or programs?