• Words You Must Have in Your Resume!

    Certain words can make hiring managers do a  double take.These word suggestions well tell the recruiter that the resume writers include action words to describe their jobs,  career counselors recommend them. These verbs project the image that someone has the background and initiative to get things done. The employer will be able to clearly understand what you’ve accomplished and  use this as a basis for predicting a future possibility of success with their company.  If you were hiring, what would you rather have, someone who says he’s a “productive manager” or somebody who states that at his last job he “increased company profit by 3 percent,” “reduced employee turnover in his department to its best level in 5 years” and “improved brand awareness by implementing a new social media strategy”?
    Catch their eye at your next job fair? These words can do it. Here are words and phrases that will light there eyes up.
    • Developed
    • Accomplished
    • Under budget
    • Increased
    • Improved
    • Won
    • Reduced
    • On time/Punctual
    • Researched
    • Created
    It can be advantageous to use verbs and nouns that are specific to your industry. This will show your familiarity with the language of your field and make the best or most effective use of the chances of getting past an automatic scan for keywords. But remember, too, that all companies tend to speak a universal language: money.
    These terms such as ‘on time’ and ‘under budget’ are often good. Hiring managers want to know you can get things done with minimum effort. Give them information on what makes you the most beneficial choice for the job and the employers will tell you “Your Hired.”
    Now lets cover words that you should not have on your resume. Exaggerations and generic terms don’t belong on  your resumes. If it does not pass the ‘So what, anybody can make that claim’ test, leave it off.”
    Instead of being another candidate professing to be a “hard worker,” revitalize your resume with a little seek-and-replace exercise. Scan your resume for empty, overused words such as the following:
    • Effective
    • Outstanding
    • Motivated
    • Exceptional
    • Strong
    • Seasoned
    • Driven
    • Good
    • Excellent
    • Energetic
    Leave out for words that are unsupported claims of greatness, instead tell the recruiter about some of the great things you have accomplished. The nouns following those subjective adjectives can be equally meaningless. Anyone who has ever had a co-worker can claim to be a “team player.”
    Take a better route by describing accomplishments and letting the hiring manager make his own judgment. Be specific, and give a few, accounts of what you’ve done that makes you an “outstanding salesperson. Look over a few of your performance reviews for notations from supervisors that demonstrates why they consider you a “strong leader.” Also, list awards or other forms of recognition that can be used as support.
    There are some words that should be avoided because they convey traits that employers consider as standard for anybody who wants to be hired. “You’re motivated? Hope so. A good worker? So happy to hear that; They don’t want to hire a bad worker,”. Don’t take up precious space on your resume with unnecessary rhetoric.
    Also,  don’t use words that you use to try to overcome what you might feel are your shortcomings. Such as using ‘seasoned’ for ‘over 50’ or ‘energetic’ for ‘lack of experience’ looks like you and smells like spin. Always keep the focus on what makes you right for the job.
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