Unformatted text preview: Writing About Your Skills - PAR Statements
PAR statements in your resume make it easy for employers
1) Describe the project, the context, task, job.
to recognize your achievements. They provide a writing
2) What activity did you do?
formula that stresses your skills and achievements. This
3) What were the results, outcomes, benefits?
is a way of writing out your skills on a resume to maximize
Present the skill as a concrete action that has been done.
Do not use the words "took part in," or "gained experience
Using the action verbs listed on the previous page, describe
in," or "assisted in."
your experience in terms of demonstrated skills and
accomplishments in the following format.
Quantify the results by stating the amount of dollars saved,
the number of clients served, the percentage increase in
productivity or improvement in efficiency.
Samples of how to stress your skills:...
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- Spring '16