Power Verbs For Job Seekers: Hundreds Of Verbs And Phrases To Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters, And Job Interviews To Life by Michael Lawrence Faulkner

Power Verbs For Job Seekers: Hundreds Of Verbs And Phrases To Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters…

byMichael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-lunsford

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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!

About The Author

Dr. Michael Lawrence Faulkner is Professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. He first learned leadership, management, and communication as a U.S. Marine Corps combat NCO, drill instructor, and classroom instructor. He then spent 30 years leading and coaching at Dun & Bradstreet, the Direct Marketing Associ...

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Title:Power Verbs For Job Seekers: Hundreds Of Verbs And Phrases To Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:February 22, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133158721

ISBN - 13:9780133158724

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Table of Contents

C HAPTER 1 Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Résumés, Cover Letters, Interviews, and Personal Networking Efforts     1

How to Use This Book     1

How to Find the Right Power Verb     2

C HAPTER 2 Soft Skills Related to Professional Capabilities: Performance and Grooming     5

Accountability     5

Accuracy and Preciseness     29

Attendance and Punctuality     33

Attitude, Approachability, and Personality     34

Appearance and Personal Hygiene     38

Attention to Detail and Accuracy     40

Cognitive Load Management     55

Common Sense, Street Smarts     62

Commitment and Dedication     68

Communication, Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Nonverbal Cues     75

Compassionate, Caring, Kind, Empathetic     89

Creativity     93

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving     100

Cross-Cultural Competency     113

Computational Thinking     118

Customer Awareness, Able to Deal with Customers     123

Design Mind-Set     125

Drive and Passion, Tenacity     135

Flexibility, Availability     141

Honesty and Integrity     145

Intelligence     147

Leadership and Management     149

Learn, Grow, Teachable, Willingness to Learn     158

Motivated     163

New Media Literacy     167

Novel and Adaptive Thinking     171

Outgoing, Friendly, and Positive Attitude     173

Polite, Well Mannered, Courteous Phone and Email Etiquette     175

Professional Demeanor and Presence     178

Reliability, Dependability, Follow-Through, and Responsibility     181

Risk Tolerance     185

Self-Confidence     188

Self-Manageable, Work Independently     191

Social Intelligence     200

Take Direction, Follow Directions, Willing to Take Directions     205

Team Player, Transdisciplinary Skills, Works Well with Others Across Departments and Disciplines, and as a Member of Virtual Teams     208

Time Management     211

Work Ethic     213

C HAPTER 3 Hard Skills     217

Accounting and Finance     217

Administrative, Organizational, Time, and Planning Skills     220

Advertising, Branding, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing (Also See Branding, Marketing, Sales Experience)     225

Analytical/Research, Computational, and Math     227

Business and Business Sense     231

Computer Literate     237

Engineering, Research, and Development, Including Software, New Products, and Services     238

Gather Data and Convert to Information     242

C HAPTER 4 Experience, Credentials, Education     245

Accomplishments and Achievements History     245

Education and Training, Degrees, and Certifications     263

Sources     267

Index     269