What are Situation > Action > Results (SAR) Statements?
How to frame your accomplishments on your resume…
- The Situation > Action > Results statement is one way to frame your accomplishments. Tell what the situation was in the job when you started, what action you took to affect the situation, and what the results were.
- Example: As a result of my reorganization of an extremely messy office-supply store, sales increased more than 20 percent.
- Because the job-seeker has so little time to capture the reader’s attention on the resume, consider using “backwards” Situation > Action > Results statements so results catch the reader’s eye; in other words, Results > Action > Situation statements. Thus the previous example becomes: “Increased retail sales more than 20 percent by reorganizing extremely messy office-supply store.”
- Read more in our article, STAR Interviewing Response Technique.
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