Stand Out. Be Noticed. Part 3

Part 3: Representative Project list.

representative project listA Representative Project List will include any and all projects in which you played a significant role. Keep this list on your personal computer and update every time you finish a project or just before leaving the office for the weekend. Think about the things you have accomplished that week and make note of them. When you first start your list, include everything you have accomplished. You can clarify and organize later.

Organize:
As you become senior, your projects will become more impressive. Begin organizing the list by practice area, from most to least impressive.

Eventually, a well-done representative project list should be no more than one page long, written in English, and highlight the projects most appropriate for the position.

Used for:
A representative project list can be used in two ways. When you have the dreaded performance review it is a great tool for demonstrating your achievements. Supervisors hate to do reviews. It is easy for them to either be unaware of — or forget — the important matters you have been involved in over the year.

Send the list before the review along with a note saying something along the lines of, “I thought you might like to take a look at this before we meet.”

Ready to hand out:
In the event you need to look for a job, it will be a great will also be a great addition to your resumé. Keep a representative project list up to date and demonstrate who you are and what you know. Preparing the list will help you stand out from other candidates.

Those who a prepared document let potential employers know they are organized, prepared, and can clearly describe strengths. It is important to stand out whether at work or during job a search.

Did you miss the first article in this series?
Click here: Refresh your Resumé.

Did you miss the second article in this series?
Click here: Keep it simple.