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Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Bring Your Résumés, Cover Letters, and Job Interviews to Life

Book Description

Electrify all your job search communications and build the great career you want!

The right verbs

• make you unforgettable

• powerfully demonstrate your value

• attract employers like moths to flame

Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:

Craft outstanding résumés, cover letters, and thank-you notes

Draw attention to your best achievements and accomplishments

Get your face-to-face interview—and ace it

Pitch yourself brilliantly, even if you only have a minute

Weave crucial “soft skills” expertise into your career communications

Prove you’re the person they’re looking for

Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience

Indispensable for everyone who wants a rewarding, successful, well-paid career!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Chapter 1. Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Résumés, Cover Letters, Interviews, and Personal Networking Efforts
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. How to Find the Right Power Verb
  8. Chapter 2. Soft Skills Related to Professional Capabilities: Performance and Grooming
    1. Accountability
    2. Accuracy and Preciseness
    3. Attendance and Punctuality
    4. Attitude, Approachability, and Personality
    5. Appearance and Personal Hygiene
    6. Attention to Detail and Accuracy
    7. Cognitive Load Management
    8. Common Sense, Street Smarts
    9. Commitment and Dedication
    10. Communication, Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Nonverbal Cues
    11. Compassionate, Caring, Kind, Empathetic
    12. Creativity
    13. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    14. Cross-Cultural Competency
    15. Computational Thinking
    16. Customer Awareness, Able to Deal with Customers
    17. Design Mind-Set
    18. Drive and Passion, Tenacity
    19. Flexibility, Availability
    20. Honesty and Integrity
    21. Intelligence
    22. Leadership and Management
    23. Learn, Grow, Teachable, Willingness to Learn
    24. Motivated
    25. New Media Literacy
    26. Novel and Adaptive Thinking
    27. Outgoing, Friendly, and Positive Attitude
    28. Polite, Well Mannered, Courteous Phone and Email Etiquette
    29. Professional Demeanor and Presence
    30. Reliability, Dependability, Follow-Through, and Responsibility
    31. Risk Tolerance
    32. Self-Confidence
    33. Self-Manageable, Work Independently
    34. Social Intelligence
    35. Take Direction, Follow Directions, Willing to Take Directions
    36. Team Player, Transdisciplinary Skills, Works Well with Others Across Departments and Disciplines, and as a Member of Virtual Teams
    37. Time Management
    38. Work Ethic
  9. Chapter 3. Hard Skills
    1. Accounting and Finance
    2. Administrative, Organizational, Time, and Planning Skills
    3. Advertising, Branding, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing (Also See Branding, Marketing, Sales Experience)
    4. Analytical/Research, Computational, and Math
    5. Business and Business Sense
    6. Computer Literate
    7. Engineering, Research, and Development, Including Software, New Products, and Services
    8. Gather Data and Convert to Information
  10. Chapter 4. Experience, Credentials, Education
    1. Accomplishments and Achievements History
    2. Education and Training, Degrees, and Certifications
  11. Sources
  12. Index
  13. FT Press