List your accomplishments

Write a detailed description of roughly four major accomplishments. List each of the skills needed to accomplish each. Look for both job content and self-management skills. Include tools used, machines operated, etc.

Repeat for each activity you will describe on an application, in your resume or in an interview.

Use this process for other work-related activities including hobbies, volunteer work and community experience.

Create an "elevator pitch" that concisely describes you and your skills.