Written by Jenny Foss for The Muse
One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a leader!” as they change jobs.
It’s one thing to be good at tasks, projects and areas of specialization, but if you’re aspiring to manage teams, you simply can’t stop there. You also have to position yourself as an inspiring, effective leader.
There are hundreds of words and phrases that’ll help give those who review your resume or speak to you in an interview an immediate hint that you’ve got leadership firepower.
Here are a few of my favorites:
So, who gets the job? Partly, it’s the one who comes across as a true innovator and powerhouse. It’s the one who looks like he or she is going to take the ball (and the team) and run like hell (in the right direction).
Words matter. Using the right one (in the right context) shows you’re the right candidate.
Given this, you’ve got to be able to swiftly convey that you’re strategic, disciplined and smart when it comes to fiscal matters.
10. Cut costs
11. Drove growth
15. P&L Accountability
26. We (Remember, folks, there’s no ‘I’ in team.)
When interviewing, you want to articulate very quickly that you’re someone people stop and pay attention to (in a good way) and go along with your ideas and strategies.
30. Gained buy-in
Always remember that words matter. They matter a lot. Using the right one (in the right context) can help you convey that you’ve got the chops, the polish, and the charisma to light the world on fire.
34 Words & Phrases That Scream “I’m a Leader” on Resumes originally appeared on The Muse.
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