What are they and how do you use them?
The following exercises are to properly prepare you for a career change, new
job, or promotion.
Making a summary of your job, life, and other real notable work related results help you to prepare a working document of what you can offer a hiring authority.
The PAR exercise is easy and only takes a few examples to clearly understand how to develop your own PARs and how to use them after you have completed a long PAR list.
Listing PAR will enable you to categorize into families what you have been able to do to help solve, improve, change, and successfully implement strategies.
|"P"||stands for problem and is the beginning of a sentence and is meant to state a specific problem.||"A"||stands for Action and is the middle of the sentence and represents the action taken to solve the problem.
||"R"||stands for result and describes the result of the action taken on the problem.
See examples of PAR statements.
PAR enables us to properly catalog our various achievements and develop various scripts for preparation of resumes, interviews and cover letters.
FABs must be developed only after PARs. FABs highlight PARs and help set the stage for good resumes, interviews, and cover letters. FABs help develop the short sentences that will enable you to sell your benefits and have someone take positive action.
FABs should always be tailored toward cost savings, reduction in expenses, better productivity, more efficiency, profit, revenue, or other performance based quantitative metrics inside a business. The better FABs have money, percentage, time or some other quantitative element associated with the FAB.
|"F"||stands for feature. Feature is a factual characteristic, attribute, skill, or fact.||"A"||stands for achievement. Accomplishment is a supportive statement based on a past performance.
||"B"||stands for benefit. Benefit is a resultant satisfied.
See examples of FAB statements.
PARs and FABs do not guarantee a better job, but they can help. Remember that the FABs are used in a variety of applications from interviews to cover letters and resumes. PARs help outline your history and provide a good reference to your background.