Feature, Accomplishment, Benefits (FAB) sheet is a way for recruiters to present you to prospective employers that will make you stand out above the other candidates. FAB sheets display your background and experience in a format that helps the employer see value. Often resumes when shown to the employer can result in them disqualifying you for various reasons. The FAB sheet is completely job related.
What does FAB do?
- It helps you detail how you can benefit the employer
- It helps you detail your past and present accomplishments
- It also highlights your unique accomplishments and experiences
What is FAB?
Feature – Provide facts about work experience that are factual and objective.
Example: 10 years’ experience as a Sales Manager for an IT Distributor, specialising in Hard Drives, USB’s and Tablets.
Accomplishments- What was accomplished and how was it accomplished? Provide specific results you have generated from past employers.
Example: Increased sales by 50% to $1 million a year, bought on 40 new clients for example Harvey Norman and JB HIFI.
Benefit- Provide an example that shows what you can do for the new employer.
Example: Will be able to make a major impact on the company’s bottom line. I won’t need training as I have 10 years of experience in sales.
Before writing your FAB Sheet…
Sit down and allow yourself a couple of hours of uninterrupted time. Analyse your career and select the features, Accomplishments and Benefits of each company you have worked for. An idea would be to do a personal career timeline. Against each role list your accomplishments and if possible talk in numbers that employers can identify with. Review and identify a benefit for each and ask what you can do for your new employer. Remember you are selling on what you can do for them.
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