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Know Your Contributions To The Company

Post Author Dejan Mladenovic by Dejan Mladenovic | Last Updated: April 30, 2021

For a better personal presentation, it is important to have good examples of your own contributions to the company. As contribution examples, you can use examples about some accomplished tasks in your job and also experiences from everyday life when you helped someone.

Maybe you have been part of some project so you can explain your role and contribution to the project.

Presenting your contributions to the company with examples gives your future employer a better understanding of how you are dealing with different situations and solve the challenges.

How To Present Your Contributions

It is very important to present your contributions with examples and the best way to do it is to follow the STAR technique.

STAR Presentation Technique

STAR technique consists of the following:


Be very careful with presenting your contributions and try to avoid the impression that you are bragging about them.

STAR Presentation technique consists of situation, task, action, and result

Contribution Template

We have created Job Vacancy Analysis Form as a Word document that you can download and use. There is a section where you can write down your contribution examples in the form side by side with the essential duties and responsibilities that you find in a Job Vacancy.

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Where And When To Present Your Contributions

During the job search process in various stages, you will present your contributions. You will present your contributions in these stages while applying for a job:

Competencies Cornerstones

Competencies Cornerstones is a professional and personal mapping of your competencies (both formal and real), motivationvalues, personal characteristics (attributes) that will turn into strengths and social skills. You can do the mapping separately and then use the results in your job application process or you can combine the mapping with Job Vacancy Analysis (which we recommend) and do a certain matching between the two.

You can see on the infographic how all the cornerstones are organized and you have links to all the cornerstones and Competeneciese Cornerstones mapping itself so please read these articles to get to know more about each of them.

Competencies Cornerstones Infographics

Job Vacancy Analysis

Job Vacancy Analysis Infographics

When you find the Job Vacancy worth spending time to apply for you will do a Job Vacancy Analysis. One of the tasks of the analysis is to identify all the personal attributes that the employer is seeking in the right candidate and they are written in the Job Vacancy. Your next step is to match these with your own strengths and social skills.

As you can see on the infographic below as you do Job Vacancy Analysis you will look for  Duties and Responsibilities in advertisements and match them with your strengths and social skills presented as contributions to the company using the STAR presentation method.

Please notice that you are matching data from two worlds one is coming as a result of Job Vacancy Analysis and the second is coming as a result of Competencies Cornerstones mapping that you are doing right now in this article.

Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch is structured in the way that there is a strengths presentation part. What a fantastic opportunity to present them so the employer can see the benefit of your strengths for the position that you intend to apply for.
Elevator Pitch structure infographics

First Phone Call

Calling Job Vacancy Contact person is a valuable source of information especially to clear out which personal characteristics of the right candidate have the highest priority.

Based on your own research and phone call as your source of information you will emphasize which of your own strengths to present first in your Cover Letter and Resume so the employer can see immediately the benefit of hiring you.

Concerning the employer’s values, you either need to look on companies website for vision and mission statement or ask when you are doing the first phone call to the contact person.Job phone call structure infographics

Cover Letter

Cover Letter has About me section where you will present your strengths and contributions for the job. You can again decide which presentation technique is more suitable for you either Value Based Communication or the STAR method.

Cover Letter Structure Infographics

Resume (CV)

The Key Qualifications section of your Resume (CV) is the right location to present your personality at its best using Value Based Communication so do not miss out on that opportunity to shine and stand out from other CVs.

Resume CV Structure

Personal Presentation

Whenever there is a need for personal presentation either during a job interview, introduction round, some event, etc. You should present yourself as a beneficial person that has value so you can slowly build up credibility with the audience.

Job Interview

A classical example of the need to present yourself at its best is during a Job Interview when you are asked to describe yourself.

Job Interview Phases In Norway

Helpful Hints For Contribution Ideas

Here are some questions that might help you to get the contribution ideas.

Efficiency Improvements

Help Others



STAR technique vs Value Based Communication

Value Based Communication is a powerful, quick, and easy presentation technique for presenting the benefit of our strengths to the employer.

However, when you want to present your contributions we believe that the STAR technique has its advantages since it is more detailed presenting the situation first, tasks and roles in the situation, your action plan, and finally result or outcome of your actions that improved the processes.

STAR Presentation technique
Value Based Communication

Characteristics Wishlist

Here we will list some characteristics as ideas for your potential list of your own strengths. Try to present the most important strengths for the applied position as contributions using the STAR presentation method as we have shown you here.

15Good communication skills
16Good listener
17Handle stress in the right way
19Has overview
37See others needs
41Strong in the field
44Team player
45Thinking out of the box
50Willing to learn

Next Step

If you have not yet read Value Based communication as another presentation technique of your personal qualifications that you can find in Job Vacancy so please do so by reading Learn Value Based Communication.

If you have already read this article then just continue with your job application process and below we have a link to our major article Find Job In Norway By Following These Easy 19 Steps where you can find the step applicable for your stage of the job application process.

Good Luck with your Job Search!

Find Job In Norway By Following These Easy 19 Steps

Don’t forget that this article is part of a text serious about finding a job in Norway. Depending on the phase you are in at the moment maybe you can find some articles useful for yourself. So please check them out.

Below you can see the infographic with an overview of all the texts in the series. If you click on the link above you will be sent to the page where all these steps are listed.

Find Job in Norway in easy 19 steps

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Post Author Dejan Mladenovic

Author: Dejan Mladenovic

I moved my family of 3 to Norway in 2008 and created this website so that I can share what I’ve learned with anyone that’s thinking of moving or traveling to Norway. It’s such an awesome place, and I want you to get the most out of it!