Your job search is ignited by the use of power words, or extinguished by the lack of the right words. What you say and how you say it what an employer has from a resume or cover letter to decide if they want to talk to you.
On the infographic “word choice” section, adjectives that are frequently use are not the descriptive. The dictionary and thesaurus are great tools to help you with meaning and finding words that are more discriptive. Or you can use Grammarly, a spell checker that can help you find words that give your job search a competitive advantage.
The extreme you want to avoid is using words that are unfamiliar to the reader or flowery language that may confuse your intent in communicating attributes essential to the job. Since this blog is a Grammarly affiliate, it is important that I mention how I believe in their products and information. The below infographic demonstrates what every resume writer and career coach should tell you: language and strategic use matters to employers.
Without the appropriate related words that describe what you have accomplished, your job search will be a boat without a motor or rudder. The tips in this infographic is not only useful for your cover letter and resume, but also your LinkedIn profile, your professional blog, or writing comments on other blogs related to your industry.