Writing a resume is, for many people, a daunting prospect. People don't like high-noting themselves and yet candidates need to convince employers that they are the best applicants for the job. The most convincing way of doing this, and one that does not sound like bragging, is to use achievement statements and the easiest way to have a ready supply of relevant achievement statements is to create and maintain a Directory of Achievements. Yes, it requires a bit of work and regular up-dating but when it comes to the time to apply for your next job, you'll be so thankful that you did it. And packed with compelling achievement statements, your application will have a significantly better likelihood of being successful. Read the article, start your Directory today and be prepared for your next promotion or your move to a better job.