The Write Way to Get a Job: phrases to focus your next employer on YOU

 

The Write Way to Get a JobHere are the most powerful words and phrases to use in your CV when describing your key skills and activities…

It’s increasingly hard to get a job – and a good one – these days, and although there is a lot to consider when you’re looking to get a job, effective business writing plays a major part in helping you succeed. In this series, HTWB columnist Lynn Tulip from Assessment4Potential explains the best ways to express your career information in your CV/résumé.

And if you want to catch up on all the earlier articles in the series, just check out the sidebar to the the right > > > >  they’re all there, so help yourself.

Here’s Lynn…

Words and phrases that will ring positive bells with an employer or recruiter reading your CV/résumé

Take careful note of these and use them sensibly …

Achieving
Actioning
Advising individuals
Analysing
Arranging social events
Assembling

Building

Calculating numerical data
Checking for accuracy
Classifying records
Coaching individuals
Commissioning
Communicating
Compiling figures
Contacting
Co-ordinating
Corresponding with customers
Counselling

Data gathering
Decision making
Delegating
Designing
Developing
Directing
Dispensing information
Documenting
Drafting reports
Driving

Editing documents
Encouraging
Establishing

Fact-finding
Fitting

Handling complaints

Influencing
Initiating
Inspecting
Instructing
Interpreting data
Interviewing
Investigating

Leading
Liaising
Listening

Machining
Maintaining records
Making
Managing
Mediating between people
Mentoring
Monitoring
Motivating others

Negotiating

Observing
Obtaining
Operating equipment
Optimising
Organising people and work

Perfecting
Persuading others
Planning Agendas
Preparing charts or diagrams
Presenting
Problem solving
Programming Computers
Promoting events
Protecting Property

Raising funds
Recording data
Rectifying
Repairing
Researching
Reviewing
Running meetings

Selling
Serving the public
Setting up demonstrations
Shaping
Speaking in public
Summarising
Supervising staff

Teaching
Telephoning
Testing
Training
Trouble shooting

Visualising

Writing

Let us know of any more powerful words and phrases that work well for you … which ones you’ve used and how they changed your chances!

The write way to get a job

Lynn Tulip from Assessment4Potential

Watch out for more of Lynn’s tips next week…

Now: let’s make sure  you get that job…

“Get That Job” by Lynn Tulip … The art of successful job hunting (print, Kindle)

“Can’t Get That Job?” by Lynn Tulip … Seven killer CV mistakes that destroy your chance of job success (print, Kindle)

“How To Write About Yourself” by Suzan St Maur … how to make the most of yourself, whatever you need to write (PDF download)

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