Are you a star?
With the Manchester media scene becoming more and more
competitive, it is vital that you stand out from the
Here is a technique to ensure that when you're listing your key
achievements you showcase your talent.
When our candidates are going through what they have achieved
within their workplace they sometimes struggle to get it down on
paper. We hear things like `I didn't want to waffle',` I don't
think I achieved that much, I was just doing my job'. We have
a simple method to follow to ensure that you can identify your
achievements and more importantly get your message across
This is the STARtechnique. By following the steps below, this
will most certainly help you gain more interviews.
S - Situation - In two lines
describe the scenario/situation/job that you had to do.
T - Task - What was your
role within that job, again don't waffle be succinct, 1 line should
be sufficient to describe it
A - Actions - What two/three
actions did you undertake in order to achieve the task at hand.
These actions need to be tangible. The use of %, figures and
timelines all help to highlight why and how you set about achieving
your goal. The purpose of these actions is to paint the picture for
your future employer.
R - Result - Your result is the
final piece of the jigsaw this should summarise your achievement.
Again, should be no more than one line.
This technique can be used at all levels from graduate level
right to Director.
For more advice on how to format your cv, or if your looking for
your next move, please don't hesitate to contact one of the team on
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 833