Word Tips

Updated 08/11/2017









    Wording Is Critical  

       1.    Almost anyone can be a part of a large team that accomplished great things
              in-spite of what you may have done, with a positive or detrimental effect.

              If you single-handedly drove the project that generated significant revenue
              for the company, SAY IT.  Use phrases that appropriately reflect your effort
              and contributions making this a success.


       2.    Words can be "squishy" but numbers ... they are universal.
              Plug in your numbers and affirmative language. What was "routine" in your
              last job may be of significant value to your new employer. The use of
              numbers transfer in any language with a unarguable impact to the reader.
               
       3.    While numbers are always preferred, if you don't have the numbers or you
              are not allowed to reveal numbers, discuss in general teams what you did
              to make operations or processes run better, complete sooner, be driven
              with less effort, increased profitability or reduced risks either to the project
              or to people (safety matters).  Numbers can be estimates or "ballpark" when
              official numbers are not available or cannot be revealed.


       4.    Feedback keywords from the Job Description. Look at the company's
              organizational goals, their Mission Statement (if they have one).
This brings
              your resume into their language driving home you values faster.

       5.    Use powerful action verbs like "assisted", "managed", or "handled". Realize
              not all verbs carry the same emotional impact so look for those that are
              more forceful like "achieved", "created", "improved", "launched" or "trained".