Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Writing competency-based accomplishment statements

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

One of the true keys to successfully advocating for yourself in an organization using competencies: write better, stronger competency-based accomplishment statements to use in your performance reviews and development plans.

Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • Consider what you have done during the performance period, competency by competency.
  • Choose the accomplishments that had the biggest impact on your organization to write about.
  • Say as much as you can in as few words as you can.
  • Make sure you’ve thought through the situation/task, action, and result of every accomplishment.
  • Try to give specific numbers or statistics to help your reader understand the scope of the accomplishment.
  • Assume your readers are intelligent but recognize they may not know the details about your projects and your accomplishments.

Take responsibility for identifying when an accomplishment shows that you are strong in a particular competency area.

Remember that your manager supervises many employees, and it is up to you to make sure they are informed about your success….especially on accomplishments that relate to key competency areas for your group.


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