The Write Way to Get a Job: strong keywords = success!

The Write Way to Get a JobWelcome back after the Holidays break.

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.

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

Here’s Lynn…

Some strong, positive keywords to describe you in your CV / Résumé

Ably
accurate
achievement-driven
adaptable
adventurous
analytical
approach
articulate
assertive
astute

Business-like

Capable
caring
cautious
committed
communicative
competitive
concise
confident
conscientious
consistently
constructive
continually
contribute
conversant
courageous
creative

Decisive
dedicated
dependable
determined
diligent
diplomatic
discreet

Effective
efficient
energetic
enterprising
enthusiastic

flexible
focused
friendly

Gentle

Hardworking
helpful
honest

The Write Way to Get a Job

Use strong, positive keywords
to describe yourself

Imaginative
incentive
independent
insightful
intelligent
intuitive

Justify

Keen
key
loyal

Methodical

Notably

Optimistic
outgoing

Perceptive
possessive
potential
practical
precise
productive
professional

Quiet

Rational
resilient
resourceful
responsible

Self-assured
self-starter
sensitive
significantly
skilful
solid
strong
substantially
successfully
superficial
supportive

Tactful
team player
thorough
trustworthy

Versatile

Willing
witty

Let us know of any more keywords you think 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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