THERE ARE SEVERAL OBJECTIVES IN COMPLETING THIS BIOGRAPHY:

  1. ALLOWS US TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER.
  2. ALLOWS YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANT

CAREER THEMES THAT TRIGGER EMPLOYMENT

SATISFACTION.

3. PROVIDES A DATABASE FROM WHICH A RESUME CAN

BE CONSTRUCTED.

4. PROVIDES A DATABASE FROM WHICH ANSWERS TO

COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS CAN BE

FASHIONED.

MOST OF OUR CLIENTS REQUIRE 6-8 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS EXERCISE.

TAKE YOUR TIME.

ONCE YOU HAVE FILLED IN THIS INFORMATION, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SAVE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

GOOD LUCK AND DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF WE CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE.

Laurence J. Stybel,Ed.D. Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire tel: 781 736 0900

e mail: stybel@aol.com

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Today's Date:

Your Name:

Home Address:

Home Telephone:

E Mail:

Fax:

Marital Status:

Name of Spouse or Signifcant Other:

Current Occupation of Spouse or Significant Other: Children and Dates of Birth:

Others in the Family:

Family Health Issues That Might Impact Your Career:

---------------------------------------------------------OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY:

Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the Company's Strongest Points:

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Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the Company's Strongest Points:

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Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the Company's Strongest Points:

Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the companys Strongest Points:

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Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the companys Strongest Points:

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Name and Address of Company:

Dates of Employment: From: To:

Cash Compensation: Start: Final: Title: Name and Title of Immediate Supervisor:

Duties or Responsibilities:

List Major Accomplishments, Result Achieved: Reason for Leaving:

What were the Company's Weakest Points:

What were the companys Strongest Points:

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For each major position held within the same company, and for each company you have worked for, please prepare separate answers.===========

Military Service Experience:

Highest Rank:

Describe major duties or assignments:======

Your Health:

Please describe briefly your health-any physical impairment or limitation; list the medication you are taking;

When was your last medical check-up?=========

Recreation and Spare Time Activities:

  1. What do you mostly do in your free time?
  2. What kinds of reading do you enjoy most?
  3. Give examples of specific things you read for fun.
  4. What kinds of social activities do you engage in?
  5. List organizations to which you belong (describe duties of any offices you hold)
  6. What skills, interests, values, have you acquired from these activities that may have reference for your career?

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EDUCATION

High School Name:

Dates (From-To):

Degree Awarded: Type of Course:

College Name: Dates (From-To): Degree Awarded: Type of Course:

Professional or Graduate School Name: Dates (From-To):

Degree Awarded:

Type of Course:

Other School's Name: Dates (From-To): Degree Awarded:

Type of Course:

Interest and Accomplishment in School Subjects:

Discuss your academic strengths and weaknesses, etc.

What were your extracurricular interests or accomplishments (e.g. sports, clubs, etc.)?

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SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENT

List seven significant accomplishments in your life. These accomplishments could be work or non-work related, and should represent the most important things you have done in your life thus far. They should be the things you have done which have given you the greatest personal satisfaction. List them in order of importance for you.

In organizing your thoughts, it may be helpful to write a brief sentence (or two) which begins with an action verb and includes (if possible) a quantitative measure of the results of your success.

For example: aDesigned a management information system which

reduced production turn-around time by 5%." Managed a complex consulting project which was successfully completed and resulted in

additional billings of $90,000." aSold a $70,000 software package to a client who was initially reluctant to even talk with me." Prevented a potentially volatile management-labor issue from

erupting Successfully designed a new structure for the Personnel Department which resulted in a reduction of interdepartmental

warfare." Increased my satisfaction with family life by moving to

Providence.~~ Identified major administrative problems with inventory control which resulted in a new inventory control system. This new system reduced operation costs by $90,000 in 1980." Developed a strategic plan which identified four major market areas, and contributed to a 30% annual growth rate for the

company." Successfully completed my B.A. degree in history Participated in a Community Hotline, which directly led to three people deciding not to kill themselves."

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Sample Action Verbs:

Accomplished Accelerated Achieved Approved Built

Conceived Conducted Completed Consolidated

Consulted Controlled Converted Created Cut

Delivered Developed Devised Demonstrated Designed

Directed Doubled Earned Edited Eliminated Established

Expanded Fonnulated Founded Headed Generated

Identified Installed Increased

Implemented Improved Improvised Innovated Introduced Instituted Integrated Invented Launched Led Maintained Modified Managed Negotiated Operated Organized Originated Participated Performd Planned Produced Processed Programme Proposed Promoted Provided Purchased Recommended Redesigned Reduced Reorganized Researched Revised Scheduled Simplified Sparked SetUp Sold Solved Staffed Started Structured Streamlined Strengthened Stressed Stretched Succeeded Summarized Superseded Supervised Terminated Tracked

Traded Trained Transferred Transformed Translated

Trimmed Traced Turned Around Uncovered Unified Unraveled Utilized Vacated Verified Widened Won Withdrew Worked

Wrote

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Accomplishment #1 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #2 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #3 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #4 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #5 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #6 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and spedfic steps you took to solve-them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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Accomplishment #7 Statement:

How did you accomplish it? (discuss major problems you had and specific steps you took to solve them):

What does the accomplishment say about your knowledge, skills or abilities?

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ANALYSIS OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

How would those who admire you (INCLUDING YOURSELF) describe you?

How would your strongest critics (INCLUDING YOURSELF) describe you?

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CAREER REVIEW

  1. What was your major in college? Why did you select that major?
  2. Did you go to graduate school? Why did you choose to go (or not go) to graduate school? Why that particular school?
  3. What was your first job after graduation? What ambitions did you have about your career when you started your first job?
  4. Have your ambitions changed? When did they change? Why did they change?
  5. How would you describe your career ambitions today?
  6. As you look back over your career, describe some of the major events which contributed to your success. What was your role in the successful events.
  7. As you look back over your career, describe some of the major events which have contributed to a sense of failure. What was your role in the failure events.

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WEIGHING JOB FACTORS

Jobs can provide you with varying degrees of the following: 1.

Opportunity to demonstrate MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE 2. Opportunity to demonstrate TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL problem solving 3. Opportunity to feel a sense of SECURITY about your future 4. Opportunity to

develop INNOVATIVE programs and policies which had not existed

before 5. Opportunity to function INDEPENDENT of others and be your own boss.

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Assign % weights to how your LAST job was best described:

MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE: ___% TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING:_______% SECURITY:______%

INNOVATION:_____%

INDEPENDENCE:_____%

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100%

Assign % weights to the kind of job you would LIKE to have in the future:

MANAGERIAL COMPETENCE:_____% TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING:_____% SECURITY:_____%

INNOVATION:_____%

INDEPENDENCE:_____%

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100%

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IN LOOKING AT HOW YOU HAVE DISTRIBUTED PERCENTAGES IN YOUR LAST JOB VERSUS THE IDEAL JOB, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE COMMUNICATING TO YOURSELF?

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CAREER REVIEW

Fill in the Blank: "My chief strengths are in______and ____.

The type of work I enjoy doing and am good at is ___.

Based upon this analysis, I would be most effective in the

___ industry.

In terms of size, the best form for me would have annual sales ranging between ___ and _____.

The job should be located in the following geographical areas:

The type of boss I would function best with would be someone who is:

In summary, a position as ____ or ____looks reasonable in the next 1-3 years.

In time, I could see myself as____.

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Pease type in the number which best approximates how confident you were when filling out the statements on the previous page:

Your Response:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1=I was bluffing all the way.

2=The really important items were guesses.

3=Most of the items were guesses, but there were some areas I was comfortable with.

4=About half the items were educated guesses, and I was pretty certain about the other half.

5=Most of the items were pretty clear to me, even though there were some areas I was uncomfortable with.

6=The really important items were filled out with confidence.

7=I was confident about all the items.