Use a Qualifications Chart

qualifications sheetWouldn’t it be nice to have a fast method of showcasing your available skills and compare it to the one’s required on the job description? Well, one way to do this is through a Qualifications Chart. A Qualifications Chart is simply a table with two columns that has the qualifications and skills required for a job on one side, and on the other side, a description of your qualifications and skills that match. It’s one of the best ways to easily show that you are the right job candidate for the job.

The Qualification chart is used as a bonus when interviewing or submitting your Resume or Cover Letter. It’s a simple way to prove to the employer you are qualified. Below, I list a Job Description and then the Qualifications Chart that would accompany it. When to use this chart? Well, you can use it in your cover letter or as an extra surprise bonus to during the interview. Both times well because you can always bring it up and go more in-depth during the interview.

Sample Job Description: Human Resource Assistant

Buffalo Widgets is currently seeking an experienced Human Resources Assistant for an outstanding career opportunity at our corporate headquarters in Williamsville, New York.

As part of the Buffalo Widgets Human Resources team, the successful candidate would enjoy a career with a strong and growing company. Primary responsibilities include administration of company healthcare plans including enrollment, billing, reconciliations, dependent verifications, and reporting. This position will have extensive phone interaction; will be responsible for ordering Human Resources office supplies, disbursement of department mail and providing back-up support for the other clerical functions in the office.

The Human Resources Assistant will actively participate in mass mailings, benefits enrollment and other Human Resources special projects as needed. The successful candidate will monitor and review miscellaneous department bills and invoices and prepare for payment. The Human Resources Assistant will have extensive data entry and problem resolution responsibilities in response to benefits and various inquiries from Buffalo Widget’s employees and retirees.

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent and three to five years experience in benefits administration. An Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Human Resources is preferred. Prior experience with PeopleSoft HRMS, OnBase Enterprise Software, Medicare and/or utilizing healthcare vendor portals is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional analytical skills, including expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated attention to detail, communication and multi-tasking skills are required. Buffalo Widgets offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Those candidates responding to the position opening should make reference to the job title in their correspondence.

Matching: Qualifications Chart

Sally Jobseeker
123 Main Street · Buffalo, NY 14202 · (716) 555-5555 ·


Extensive phone interaction 10+ years communicating via phone with people from various backgrounds: public, government, legal, insurance
Ordering Human Resource supplies 3+ years ordering supplies
Disbursement of department mail 3+ years disbursing mail
Back up support for the other clerical functions 3+ years providing back up support to colleagues
Mass mailings 3+ years coordinating, establishing, maintaining a database and executing mass mailings
Monitor and review miscellaneous department bills and invoices and prepare for payment 3+ years preparing and executing checks for invoices, bank drafts for closings and miscellaneous payments utilizing proprietary software
Data entry and problem resolution responsibilities 3+ years data entry utilizing various programs including Excel and Word10+ years in problem resolution including time management, training, and delegation of work
Analytical skills including expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel 10+ years utilizing analytical skills3+ years utilizing and maintaining weekly reports using Microsoft Excel; able to use formulas, data sorting functions, mail merge and more
Demonstrated attention to detail, communication and multi-tasking skills 10+ years in demonstrating attention to detail which included preparing and executing legal documents and researching required legal information10+ years of communication experience in person, via phone, fax, text, mail and email, with people from widely varied backgrounds10+ years multi-tasking and prioritizing workload; including utilizing several programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Internet, several proprietary software programs, fax, and phone)
Associate degree AAS in Business Administration


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s