What Are Work Wins and Why Do They Matter?

Our workplaces reward us for speaking up about our accomplishments but until now, we haven’t had a way to properly track those accomplishments.

You may be thinking, “What about our resumes? That's where I track my accomplishments!” And you are right, to a point. As our Founder and CEO, Allison Calabrese, says “Your resume and job search websites get you the interview. CareerKeeper gets you the job.” 

The reason for this is because our resumes are boiled down lists of the things we can remember. They hold our top achievements, but never the full story. When you update it, you are stuck figuring out which experience is relevant and how exactly that one achievement from five years ago went.

That is why CareerKeeper is here. It allows you to track what we like to call Work Wins!

What is a Work Win? 

Create a work win

Work Wins are concrete examples of your work that you can use both while preparing for an interview and while interviewing to stay confident in your experience and in your accomplishments. It helps you share your story in more than a few bullet points. You can save your accomplishments, projects, volunteerism, recognition, skills you learned, and more!  (Watch this video)

A Work Win is a story that can be documented in minutes just by sharing a few quick details about the win itself.

These stories are written in the helpful and easy to remember format of C/A/R. C/A/R is an acronym for Challenge/Action/Result. 

How to tell your career story using Challenge/Action/Result.

This helps you break down what the CHALLENGE was, what you did to overcome or take ACTION with the challenge and the RESULTS that were seen. 

Use C/A/R to tell your story during a job interview.

Why do they matter? 

Work Wins are extremely important because they are vital to not only the interview process but to your overall career experience. These wins are what you stand to achieve and should be documented to help you further your career. 

Work Wins are examples of your experience and track record. In interviews, you should refer to these stories in detail to answer questions.

For example, don’t just say “I am a hard worker” or “I am good at SEO strategy” prove it with an example of when you worked on it. 

Here is an example of a work win using CareerKeeper.

CareerKeeper gives you the benefit of telling your work win Stories using Challenge/Action/Result. By using this strategy, you are able to leave out all the “fluff” and keep the interview professional. You are also able to share only what is RELEVANT to the person interviewing you.

Work Wins are also extremely helpful when updating your resume. When the time comes, all you have to do is log on and copy down your experiences onto your resume. By having detailed accounts of what you have done, your resume will stick out from the crowd. 

How to use CareerKeeper to keep track?

CareerKeeper is like a highlight reel for your work wins. It allows you to save your career highlights in real-time and ALWAYS stay interview ready. It is a super simple and easy way to stay organized with your career experience. 

You can pin work wins to job opportunities in the opportunity tracker to prep for that interview and feel confident with your experience. 

To read more about our opportunity tracker check out What is an Opportunity Tracker and How do you use it?

Here are a few things you should know about Work Wins:

  • No win is too big or too small
  • They only take minutes to document 
  • They help you stay organized with your job opportunities
  • They are here to help you prep for interviews and ace them

So what are you waiting for? Start saving your work wins and speak up for your story!

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CareerKeeper™ is a private career management platform that helps you interview with confidence. Now you can tell the story behind your resume and prove your value with concrete examples a.k.a. your “Work Wins” stories!