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responsibilities and skills.
skills, aptitudes, or traits do you have, or think you might have,
that could be of some use to some employer?
What skills have you
developed, at least to some degree, that you have never used at
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
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particularly useful in private industry if it is relevant to your
Have you ever
published an article, report, or anything, even as a volunteer, even
in your company professional association newsletter?
Have you ever given a
talk, speech, or presentation, or provided training to anyone at
work or elsewhere? Give the specifics.
Computer literacy and related skills: What platforms can you use
(PC, Apple)? Which one are you most comfortable with? What operating
systems are you familiar with (DOS; Windows 3.x, NT, or 95,98,2000;
OS/2; Unix; Apple; other)? If you have CAD experience , which
systems do you know, (AutoCad, Pro-E, I-DEAS, Unigraphics, other)
and what is your level of ability or experience in each?
What Internet research tools are you familiar with? What programs
are you familiar with (word processors; spread sheets; data bases,
graphics, desk-top publishing, etc.
What foreign 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 professional purposes.
What planning or
analytical tools are you familiar with (critical path? PERT; quality
function deployment; FMEA, Six Sigma, etc.) ?
What experience have
you had as a manager of or participant in TQM?
- 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
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How many people did
you supervise? Orient? Hire? Train?
How large a budget did
Who do you report to?
What was the highest
level in the company that you reported to or communicated with
Did you coordinate
Serve as liaison
between groups or key individuals?
Mediate between 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 of policy?
Did you evaluate any
individual or group performance, or any task or project research?
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
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 requirements?
Design or manage any
processes, systems, or projects?
Organize any 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?
Equipment or hardware?
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 assumed responsibility?
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 positive results
What did you do as a
volunteer, beyond the regular duties of your position?
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?