Job Search Strategy: Compile Your Work History

In order to land a job or advance your career, you need to know what your skills are. Identify all your skills, even those you do not want to use. If you identify, organize, and add up all of the skills you have, you'll be more likely to know where and when you can use them.

Put the hard-core facts of your work history under a magnifying glass and really examine what you've done. This worksheet will help you organize that information. Use one sheet per job.

WORK HISTORY

Complete the following information as much as possible. Try to go back at least 10 years, if applicable, in your work history.

Job Title:______________________________ From _____ to _____

Company:_______________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________
Telephone Number________________________________________
Supervisor:______________________________ Salary:__________

Responsibilities and Achievements:___________________________
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What I Liked Most About This Job:____________________________
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What I Liked Least About This Job:___________________________
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SOURCE: Adapted from Janet I. Farley, The Military Spouse's Complete Guide to Career Success (Impact Publications), pages 8-9. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.