When preparing resumes and during job interviews, discussing past accomplishments is one of the best ways to demonstrate your ability to add value to a new employer. An easy way to structure your accomplishment statements is to use the Problem, Action, Results (PAR) format. Start with a statement of the problem, then discuss the actions you took to resolve the problem, and finish with the final result that was accomplished.

Use this form to help you think about and list your accomplishments. As you do so, always keep the needs of your prospective employer in mind. When complete, this form will be a useful reference for completing your resume and for practicing for job interviews.

Accomplishments — Problem, Action, Results (PAR)

Problem Action Results

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