While there are a lot of companies looking for potential employees out there, there are also a lot of people looking for better opportunities in their career. How do you make yourself stand out from the pack?
According to Inc., hiring managers only spend about six seconds to review a resume and decide whether the candidate is the one their looking for or not. Recruiters spend about 4.8 seconds to check on particular data points such as your name, current title/company, previous title/company, previous position start and end dates, current position start and end dates, and education.
Hiring managers will then dig deeper into your resume. The publication noted that this is where it is important to include resume words that will leave them with a positive first impression. Here are five resume words that will get the attention of these hiring managers.
Hiring managers want people who are innovative and creative. Check your current tasks now. What have you created at work recently? Don't be afraid to try new things that you think will help the company's goals.
On your resume, highlight the things that you have achieved in every job you were responsible for. This would show how much of a self-motivator you are and how you can actually achieve the goals that you have set for yourself.
While it's significant to create, it's also important to improve a process, system and product with your creation. Prepare for greater opportunities by always looking for ways to improve. This will show how much you can contribute to the company.
To become a great asset to an organization, be a problem solver. Hiring managers look for job candidates with experience in helping solve their previous work's problems.
They say that teaching someone else to do things will help the teacher learn more. Recruiters not only want people who've created, achieved, improved and resolved things, it's even better if the candidate has mentored others to do these things.
Business Insider also created a list of resume words that should not be found in a job candidate's resume.