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  Showcase Your "Home Run" Accomplishments, Part 3,
by William S. Frank

How to Rework Your Writing You'll probably need to rework your sentences many times to give them impact. When you first write your achievements, they may be too general. You may need to return to them and sharpen them up. Here are some examples of accomplishments that have been rewritten and improved:

First Version Second Version
As part of team, successfully completed project ahead of schedule and under budget. As part of reengineering team, successfully completed leadership reorganization of 3 outpatient surgical centers six months ahead of schedule and $150K under budget.
Administered labor contract effectively with minimum grievances. Administered complex union contract involving travel, transfer, seniority, wages and benefits and negotiated settlement of 70% of labor grievances at my level.
Was outstanding dermatologist. Listed in 5280 Magazine's Best of Denver Doctors (selected by physicians) 1997 to Present.
Saw 40 patients per day. Treated 40 patients daily, exceeding the average by 60%. Six to nine patients is satisfactory; more than 12 is considered outstanding.
Coordinated hospital departments to ensure customer satisfaction. Managed hospital departments nationwide to ensure customer satisfaction. Result was an average of six patient commendations per month.

Reduced and maintained incidence of patient hospitalization in six dialysis units 11% below national standard.
(an accomplishment simply stated.)
Standardized ICU/CCU nursing care. Standardized ICU/CCU nursing care by implementing clinical certification program to ensure consistent skill-set in all RNs. Led to improved outcomes and improved institutional prestige; eliminated need for specialist registry nurses for complex patients at savings of 25%.
Successfully implemented recognition and tracking procedures for 40 employees. Successfully computerized recognition and tracking system for 40 employees. Project involved extensive data changes and accurate research, and saved $15,000 per year in clerical time.
Proven track record for bringing in high revenue. In each of three hospitals, increased diabetic patient volume by at least 28%, increasing revenue 21% and making each a designated center of excellence.

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