May 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Summary: Recognizing the increasing importance for job-seekers and careerists to showcase their achievements and results to employers, Quintessential Careers created a new section of tools, expert advice, samples, tips, and resources for maximizing job-seeker accomplishments.
(QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: Kettle Falls, WA) With recent studies and career experts affirming that job-seeker accomplishments and results are far more important to employers than job duties, responsibilities, and functions, Quintessential Careers has launched a new section to assist candidates and workers in brainstorming, identifying, communicating, and leveraging their accomplishments in the job search and on the job. (URL: https://www.livecareer.com//accomplishments/)
“Career professionals have evangelized for years that accomplishments and results are at the heart of any successful effort to advance one’s career,” said Quintessential Careers’ Founder and Publisher Dr. Randall S. Hansen, “yet, job-seekers and workers have been slow to grasp this message; they still produce resumes, cover letters, and other communications that emphasize duties and responsibilities, which do not impress employers.
“That’s why we’ve added extensive content to Quintessential Careers,” Hansen said. “We want to underscore how crucial it is for job-seekers to demonstrate achievements and results in all phases of the job search and on the job.”
The new section’s launch coincides with publication of You Are More Accomplished Than You Think: How to Brainstorm Your Achievements for Career and Life Success (https://www.livecareer.com/career/advice) by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., associate publisher and creative director of Quintessential Careers. Some of the section’s content is excerpted from the book.
The new accomplishments section includes these features and more:
— What’s the Big Deal about Brainstorming, Tracking, and Leveraging Career Accomplishments?
— Why Job-Seekers Have a Weak Grasp on Their Accomplishments
— How to Quantify Your Career-Job-Work-Life Accomplishments for Employers
— Your Resume Must Be Accomplishments-Rich
— 200+ Prompts for Brainstorming Career-Job-Work-Life Accomplishments
— Tailoring Accomplishments to Self-Evaluations for Performance Reviews and to Status Reports to Your Boss
— Tools and Techniques for Brainstorming and Tracking Accomplishments
— Career Accomplishments Assessment for Job-Seekers: A Quintessential Careers Quiz
— Communicating Your Accomplishments: Samples for Every Phase of the Job Search and On the Job
— Articulating and Communicating Your Accomplishments: A Quintessential Careers White Paper.
About Quintessential Careers: Now in its 17th year, this comprehensive career development site has been empowering job-seekers of all ages find their ideal careers and jobs. With more than 5,200 pages of content — from articles, quizzes, and tutorials — Quintessential Careers offers visitors no-cost content that can improve their lives.
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