What if you’re a college student with little or no job experience from which to cull accomplishments? Don’t miss this page of our Cover Letter Tutorial, which offers lots of ideas for making the most of your college accomplishments.
Finally, a word of caution: Resist the temptation to blow your accomplishments out of proportion. Accomplishments should be measurable whenever possible and always verifiable. Don’t risk having a prospective employer call a former supervisor and ask, “Did she really save the company from bankruptcy?” and have your ex-boss say, “Huh?”
Need help brainstorming your accomplishments? Use our Accomplishments Worksheet.