Power Words for Your Resume: An A-Z Guide (Part 3)
February 3, 2016
Pump up your job search with your own secret weapons, Power Words! These little letter vessels are your way to make your talents shine. We’ve created an alphabet of power words to get you thinking about the actions you’ve taken that will help you land your dream job. These words and phrases alert recruiters all the things you can do to help their company. They use power words to as hints to let them know who is a good fit with the job descriptions they work from. Below is Power Words for Your Resume Part III.
R – Revamped. Did you change a program, report or a process for the better? Better revamp that resume and list those accomplishments!
S – Streamlined. This word is a dynamo. Know why? It boils down to dollars and cents. Streamlining means dollars saved or dollars earned. Every recruiter likes the sound of that.
T – Tracked. Just using the word means you understand the importance of tracking. In this outcome-based world, it is essential; so if you have tracked anything, let it be known!
U – Unified. Let’s face it, all companies like when things are running smoothly and staff is connected and working as a team. Have you brought together team members or departments? Make a note of it!
V – Verified. You found the truth! You made sure a conclusion, report or bottom line was accurate. That is awesome and very valuable to companies that want to stay profitable and want to grow. Let them know!
W – Won. Yes! You closed a lot of deals, got new clients, or met a sales goal and were rewarded for it. What else have you won? Go ahead, you’ve got bragging rights.
X – Sorry, we tried. How about another “S?” There are a lot of those “s” words…and this one is perfect for you …succeeded.
Y – Yield. Think about what you’ve produced or been the cause of. Did your marketing plan yield more referrals or your team yield more sales?
Z – Zoned in. Did you focus and improve an area or issue in your career? Zone in on some power words to sell yourself in your next resume or cover letter.
Enhance your resume by using a full alphabet of power words to help you land your dream job .Check out the first two parts of this series, Power Words Part I, and Part II, and good luck on your job search!Share this:
Power Words for Your Resume: An A-Z Guide (Part 2)
January 26, 2016
Power Words are a great way to give your job search the injection it needs to increase effectiveness and visibility. We’ve created an alphabet of power words to get you thinking about the actions you’ve taken that will help you land that next great gig. They grab the attention of recruiters and staffing departments because they are little clues that help match talent to job descriptions. Below is Power Words Part II. Check out, Power Words Part I, previously published.
K – Kept. Are you the stable factor on on the team? Do you keep things moving and flowing because you are a good project manager? Those are great qualities that companies love.
L – Launched. Boom! If you started something new, be it big or small, you launched it. Use the word, “launched” for big impact no matter what the size of your new program, system, or idea.
M – Managed. Whether it was people, numbers, or files – employers want to know you have leadership capability. Let them know what you managed and they’ll understand you can take charge and take care of things.
N – Negotiated. You are balanced, fair, AND tough. Employers love that. They want to know you were able to see your way through an issue, bend when needed, push when needed and got to the ultimate goal.
O – Oversaw. Trust. It’s huge in the workplace. If you oversaw a project, chances are someone trusted you to take care of it. Recruiters will pick up on that.
P – Produced. It’s true, every employer wants data, products, and to increase the bottom line. What have you produced that you can cite that will let your next supervisor know you are in tune, on board and ready to produce for them?
Q – Quantified. Sometimes proof is in the numbers. Employers want to know what you have measured, or even that you know it is important to measure!
Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet in our Power Words Part III post, coming next week.Share this: