In 99% of the job descriptions or job ads, you have probably noted ‘organization’ or ‘must have excellent organizational skills’ listed in the requirements.
You are probably thinking to yourself “Sure, I’m organized”!
Or are you thinking “I don’t think I am”?
It would help for you to understand what the employer is looking for. Here are some ideas:
- The employer wants you to be able organize work priorities when faced with a number of tasks – they want you to be able to figure out what is most important and do it.
- The employer wants to know that you can create and follow a coherent plan to complete a task or tasks.
- They also want to know that you can revise the plan when necessary to complete a task or to make improvements.
Think of ways how you demonstrate your organizational skills on a daily basis. Are you organized in your activities? What are ways that you can improve your organizational skills?
If you are looking for a way to add your organizational skills and abilities to your resume content, you could use words like establish, communicate, devise, plan, and prioritize to start your accomplishment statements.
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Information gathered for this entry comes from the Agilec – Employment Rights and Responsibilities Workshop and Ontario Skills Passport website. For information about an upcoming workshop, contact 1-800-361-4642 and we can get you connected!
by Anna Bennett
Professional Career Services and Web Based Services Consultant