Before your interview, make a comprehensive list of your achievements. Perhaps you have received individual awards or accolades. Think of the value you added when working on a team project. Maybe you had your research published, won a raving performance review, or exceeded a sales goal. These are all great examples of achievements!
"My greatest career achievement was being the youngest person ever awarded a sales management position at my current company. I worked very hard for that promotion and my dedication paid off."
"My most significant achievement so far has been my ability to graduate University top of my class while working full time. I am very proud of that achievement."
"My greatest achievement was winning the North American top manager award three years in a row. The award is nomination-based, with the final decision focusing on staff retention rates, production rates, and tenure."
"I would say my greatest career achievement to date would be having launched a career in both sales and marketing, leveraging my top salesperson status to leap into marketing. I've been able to utilize my sales knowledge to launch multiple highly successful, revenue-generating campaigns."
"My greatest accomplishment is the promotion I received last year to department general manager. I began in part-time sales and had managed the third largest department in the store while being the youngest ever to do so!"
"My greatest career accomplishment was achieving the fastest promotion in the organization's history. I was not only proud of myself but also received accolades from the VP of Sales in front of the entire company, which was an extraordinary moment."
"In my current district, they were doing a referendum and proposed cutting the elementary Spanish program to save money. The parents of my students rallied around me and made such a ruckus at all the board meetings that the Spanish department remained intact. The fact that my students and their parents loved the program so much, made me feel so special."
"When I decided to become a paramedic, I knew that it would be a process. I gave myself a time frame for school and was realistic about how I would be able to complete the training while working full time. I set a deadline for when I wanted to complete my certification and studied hard to get there."
"I was teaching private sessions with a student who had cancer. We practiced yin and restorative yoga to help activate the parasympathetic nervous system which helps calm the body and activate the body's natural immune response. After just five sessions, my client shared how he felt more energetic and motivated. It felt really good to be able to help enhance his quality of life and help him have a more positive outlook."
"The achievement I am the most proud of is managing a project involving numerous animals on a very tight deadline (... detailed information pertaining to this project, such as the company name, and so on). As a result, I developed strong time management skills that will undoubtedly enable me to thrive in this role."
"The achievement that I am most proud of, so far, was completing my undergrad, top of my class. While maintaining very strong grades, I was also President of our school's Diversity Club, and I spent time volunteering at the local vision drive."
"So far, my biggest career achievement has been winning the 'Superintendent of the Year' award in our region. It's an award that you must be nominated for by the school leadership. It really spoke to me that my presence was a positive one and affirmed what I stand for in my career. "
"As a for profit childcare center, I saw on your website that there has been a lot of programming related to volunteering for the community. I found that very interesting and I would love to continue and expand that initiative. I also was looking at the license you have here, you have the capacity to have thirty more youth in the program, I was wondering if the plan is to expand to have thirty more youth enrolled or do you plan to stay at the same amount?"
"The achievement I am the most proud of is managing a very large project on a very tight deadline (... detailed information pertaining to this project, such as the company name, and so on). As a result, I developed strong time management skills that will undoubtedly enable me to thrive in this role at your company."
"The achievement that I am most proud of, so far, was completing my undergrad, top of my class. While maintaining very strong grades, I was also President of our school's Diversity Club, and I spent time volunteering at the local children's hospital."
"My greatest career achievement to date has been how quickly I was promoted to a team lead position in my most recent role. I was given the promotion after just 3 months and was told it was because of my strong leadership skills and level of reliability. That was really special."
"When I enrolled in college to become a court clerk I knew it would take me awhile as I was only able to attend night classes. I gave myself a time frame for school and was realistic about how I would be able to complete the training while working full time. I set a deadline for when I wanted to complete my certification and studied hard to get there."
"I would like to accomplish a few things in my first 90 days. After giving it some thought, I believe the best action I can take is to get to know each member of the marketing team whom I will be supporting. Some people like communication via phone, some in person, and others prefer a quick email. I plan to learn how everyone prefers to communicate. Next, you mentioned that there is a severe backlog on article topics. I would like to fix that for you, first thing."
"One of my proudest achievements was to graduate the top of my class in college while working a full time job. It was a lot of long hours and late nights but I am very proud of myself for that accomplishment. Since graduating I have been able to work in a couple of great clinics with excellent references. I am proud of my reputation in the industry as well."
"I am the first person in my family to graduate from college. Knowing that I have come this far setting an example for my younger siblings is a great feeling!"
"One great achievement is a project that I worked on while employed for (X company) as (X position title). The project in question was (X further similar detail regarding the project related to the position you applied for, as per the job posting (such as similar duties)). This is a great achievement of mine as I went above and beyond to ensure the project's success, working tirelessly for several weeks to meet the deadline. It was a very successful project and my employer and client were highly satisfied of the finished product."
"I was very proud when I achieved my first employee of the month award. I had worked hard on completing additional lifeguard emergency response training, so it was nice to get recognition for my hard work."
" After months of studying I passed my national licensure examination and became licensed in the state of California on my first try. Not procrastinating and putting my education on the back burner has become my greatest achievement."
"My greatest achievement to date has been raising money and awareness for a local charity that supports the children of addicted mothers. I facilitated the fundraiser this year, and we raised over $30,000 and received thanks from the city's mayor. It was an honor to have led that initiative."
"The achievement that I am most proud of, so far, was completing my undergrad, top of my class. While maintaining very strong grades, I was also President of our school's Diversity Club, and I spent time volunteering at the local Smile drive."
"My biggest work achievement has been becoming my Jr. Pharmaceutical Sales Representative's mentor."