December 22, 2014

Selling Your Strengths

Word Wise

Say your strengths.

Ginger Broslat | 11/8/2012

Hiring managers hear and read the same phrases and descriptive terms over and over. Try some new words to spice up your resume and interview conversation.

Communication/People Skills
INSTEAD OF TRY THIS
I write … I compose …
I answer … I address …
I give … I supply …
I watch … I observe …
I explain … I convey …
I plan … I strategize …
I talk … I express …

 

Creative Skills
INSTEAD OF TRY THIS
I create … I design …
I set up … I display …
I draw … I illustrate …
I think up … I conceptualize …
I change … I adapt …
I reduce … I condense …
I copy … I model ...

 

Data/Financial Skills
INSTEAD OF TRY THIS
I coordinate … I manage …
I estimate … I forecast …
I determine … I assess …
I evaluate … I appraise …
I fix … I correct …
I look over … I audit …
I save … I conserve …

 

Helping Skills
INSTEAD OF TRY THIS
I speak up for … I advocate …
I encourage … I coach …
I work with … I collaborate …
I help … I support …
I get used to … I familiarize …
I give … I provide …
I show … I demonstrate …

 

Leadership Skills
INSTEAD OF TRY THIS
I pick … I appoint …
I improve … I enhance …
I begin … I institute …
I make … I generate …
I study … I analyze …
I put together … I merge …
I watch … I monitor …

Quintessential Careers website has more tools to help strengthen your resume, cover letter and personal interviews. Learn more at www.quintcareers.com.

Tags: Florida Career Connections, Sell Your Strengths

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years
Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years

It cost a penny to mail a postcard when the Indian Rocks Post Office opened 100 years ago in December 1914 on a mainland dirt road leading to a ferry in the “Narrows.” 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

How do you feel about the historic decision to remodel US-Cuba relations?

  • Well, it's about time!
  • I'm cautiously optimistic...
  • I'm skeptical about this at best...
  • Not in favor at all: Keep the embargo strong!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe