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Posted August 18, 2014 by

Your Dream Entry Level Job Might be All in the Words

To land the entry level job of your dreams, think about the words you’re using in your job search.  Learn more from an infographic in the following post.

As we all learn in grammar school: words can hurt. This is especially true for job seekers. The right words will impress a recruiter or hiring manager enough to offer you an interview. The wrong words not only hurt your personal brand, they can cost you that interview…

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Posted June 30, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Writing Resumes and Cover Letters for Jobs? Carefully Consider Word Choice

When writing resumes and cover letters for jobs as a recent graduate, think about the words you use.  They could help or hurt your chances of getting one step closer to the job you want.  In the following post, learn some words to enhance your job search documents.

Words have the power to influence, soothe, agitate or amaze. Using them carefully in your jobsearch may not seem that important to you at first thought, but the answer to success may lie in the trivial pursuit to write each word in your resume, your profile or cover letter in an impeccable way to impress and influence the reader.

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Posted May 30, 2012 by

Can the Words You Use on Your Resume Really Make That Big of a Difference?

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

You hear a lot of talk about using hard skills versus soft skills or using strong adjectives versus passive terminology on your resume, but can the words you choose really make that big of a difference?  Absolutely!

The right word choice can be the difference between sounding like you are barely knowledgeable about something or having a full mastery of it.  Let me provide the following example.  Which of these statements sounds like the person is a go-getter capable of taking action:

Effectively build and maintain key professional relationships, expand customer base, and target new markets.

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Builder and maintainer of key professional relationships, expander of customer base, and targeter of new markets. (more…)