The Jobseeker’s Quintessential Lexicon of Powerful Words and Phrases for Resumes and Cover Letters!
| At a loss for words? Many job-seekers would like to write their own resumes and cover letters but have difficulty coming up with the right words with which to describe their skills and sell themselves.
Words to Get Hired By provides thousands of powerful words and phrases that pack punch into your resume and cover letter. Words to Get Hired By gives you words and phrases for every part of your resume and cover letter and will ensure that you’ll never again face writer’s block as you compose your job-search correspondence.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Power of Words
Chapter 1: Your Job-Search Resume Needs a Focal Point: Words that Add Focus to Resumes
This chapter explains how to create top-of-the-resume verbiage — and words to carry through the entire resume — that focus attention on your qualifications and fit for a specific job.
Chapter 2: Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume’s Effectiveness
With 80+ percent of resumes being placed into employer databases and searched for keywords, you can’t afford not to know which keywords to use. This chapter will tell you how to identify the best keywords for your resume and cover letter.
Chapter 3: Your Professional Profile: Bullet Points that Describe Your Strengths in a Nutshell
Crafting a top-of-the-resume section that captures your top selling points a few bullet points has become an increasingly vital skill. This chapter provides:
- Thousands of sample bullet points arranged by skill
- Thousands of sample bullet points arranged by job type
Chapter 4: Identifying and Portraying Transferable and Applicable Skills
This chapter teaches you how to describe your skills so they apply perfectly to the job you want, which is especially important for career-changers.
Chapter 5: Powerful Verbs
In this chapter, you’ll discover the verbs that bolster your image as a dynamic candidate for the job.
Chapter 6: Keeping it Parallel
Parallel grammatical construction is often overlooked in resumes, but this chapter demonstrates the grammatical tricks that keep the words flowing smoothly and improve your documents’ readability.
Chapter 7: Words to Articulate and Communicate Your Accomplishments
With today’s employers insisting on accomplishments-driven resumes and cover letters, this chapter will show you how to make the most of your achievements.
Chapter 8: Words to Avoid
You’ve learned the words to use. In this chapter, find out how to steer clear of the words that won’t sell you to employers.
Chapter 9: Proactive Words and Language for Cover Letters
Dedicated to cover-letter verbiage, this chapter reveals how to hit the right note of enthusiasm and authority in your cover letter so the employer can’t resist interviewing you.
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