Imagine a hiring manager… Long day ahead. Desperately needing to fill the open position in his company, but wanting to find the right person for the job. Piles of resumes on the desk. Not enough time to give each individual document his or her attention. Therefore, the manager must resort to sifting more rapidly through the resumes, stopping only when there is a particular word, phrase or style that catches their attention. So, the question at hand is how to guarantee that your resume will be an attention-grabber? One that causes the hiring manager to pause and consider you, your talents, your reputation, your potential as a company employee.
We’re seasoned at helping our clients do just that! We have studied and researched the ways in which to format and style your resume to stand out. We have seen results after having joined with clients to help amp up their resumes and find the words to properly market themselves in a way that many typical job applicants do not take the time to do.
So many times, a better resume boils down to a better series of words. For example, people often talk about how they “led a project”. This is a great asset and can be a good sign to a future employer that you can lead well in the future. However, everyone uses that phrase. Everyone uses that word! So, what powerful verb could you put in its place? You “chaired a project”, or “executed a project”, or “conceptualized a project”. Doesn’t that sound like you did so much more than just leading said project?
Below are some suggestions for power words that you can use to demonstrate your abilities on your resume. Choose to put in the extra effort and Pack Some Power in Your Words!