Friday, February 21, 2014
Making a Cranky Recruiter Smile: Adjectives/Terms/Qualities to Describe Me
Adjectives/Terms/Qualities to Describe Me
Able, hard-working, determined, accountable, conscientious, down-to-earth, responsible, creative, team-player, initiator, open-minded, out-of-the-box thinker, collaborator, leader, innovator, professional, diplomatic, flexible, tactful, driven, self-improving, realist, diligent.
Okay, that might be a bit busy on the top of a resume, but worth a shot. Maybe craft a little word cloud that would be catchy and space saving. I do like more avant-garde resumes, but know that they are not to every hiring manager's liking. You have to craft the resume you feel comfortable with. But take time to craft something that will be informative and interesting to the reader.
After reading the resume I wanted to use these adjectives as an example for this blog. I asked this candidate if he'd be up for me posting about it. I loved his response, "Yes, you may use my Adjectives/Terms/Qualities to Describe Me section as long as you give me credit publicly on your blog. If you can describe me as a college graduate with an innovative streak in New Jersey who is looking to break into the wine wholesale business, that would be wonderful." So Evan Bruder out of New Jersey, I definitely will give you credit for making my day.
So Evan Bruder out of New Jersey, thanks for putting an original item together on your resume. If I know of any sales roles within the wholesaler world out in New Jersey we'll be in touch!