A Guide for Comprehensive ECQ Development
Updated: Apr 16
The key to writing compelling Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) statements is to give the readers - e.g. Executive Review Board (ERB) members and HR professionals - descriptive information about your most significant achievements.
Important Details to Remember
Included one or two examples that best demonstrate your abilities against the ECQ.
Make sure each ECQ is no more than 2 pages long.
Frame each ECQ using the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) model. The ERB looks for specific challenges, actions, and results.
Never combine any of the ECQs and avoid using an identical example for more than one ECQ.
Do NOT label each section of your ECQ; for example, don't label the description of the problem as "Challenge". Craft your response in one continuous essay.
Use the first-person narrative; that is, the personal "I" instead of the third person.