Scare off the competition with your newly expanded vocabulary
Ghosts and ghouls are garish and ghastly. Zombies are zealous in their pursuit of brains. And warlocks are wild in their suspiciously suspect spellcasting.
But there is one creature more frightening, foul, and fatal than all the rest:
Only a select few enjoy resume-writing. For the rest of us, the onerous activity can seem like an exercise in futility, akin to trying to melt a witch wearing a water-resistant wetsuit.
You must get your foot in the door to score a job, and, unless you’re a zombie with the ability to throw your actual foot through the literal door, you’ll need a tip-top resume to get past the scanning robots and secure an interview.
Here are the tastiest words to make sure you don’t get eaten by the competition.
Words That Show You Take Initiative
You want to show your potential employer you didn’t twiddle your thumbs and do the bare minimum in your previous positions. Use these words to show you’re eerily experienced, and that you originated new and complex programs:
- Launched (a new project, blog, program, team activity, regular event, etc).
Words That Show You Are Results-Driven
Employers want results. Would you hire a ghost that scared “a bunch” of people or a ghoul that increased the individuals frightened by 72% within 2 years? Be specific with the following words:
- Seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, etc. (Again, be specific!)
- Dollars and cents; as exact as you can get
- Increased good thing (gross margin, sales, customer satisfaction) by ___%.
- Decreased bad things (customer complaints, workplace accidents, etc.) by ___ %.
Words That Show You Are a Team Leader
A true werewolf king is the leader of his pack. But that doesn’t mean he needs to repeat the word “led” five hundred times on his resume. Instead of saying you “led” a team, show you went above and beyond with these words:
And that’s it! Now that you have plenty of words in your resume pumpkin, you’re ready to turn it into a ferociously fresh job search jack-o’-lantern. So, get carving!
Any other “boo-tiful” words you’ve found effective in getting your resume noticed? Let us know in the comments below!