I recently received this tip from a job seeker who wanted to share one of their experiences. Stuck on a company’s request for a “descriptive phrase”, she had to take the time not only to research what they are, but also how best to write them.
Here’s the tip:
I recently applied for a one-year contact job online and was stumped when asked to provide a “descriptive phrase”. As a new job seeker, I Googled the term “descriptive phrase and resume” and found this WikiAnswer to the question, “What do you put for a “descriptive phrase” about yourself on an online job application form?”:
A good idea here is to use action verbs and descriptors pertinent to the job for which you’re applying. Monster.com is actually a very good resource for career-related information. But try to use something like, “An ambitious and dedicated professional who thrives in progressive and challenging environments.” Be creative. It’s also a good idea to be careful not to sound too over-the-top.
The phrase I settled on for my application was, “A creative facilitator, lifelong learner and runner”. Since it was a learning related job, I wanted to make sure I highlighted my instructional abilities as well as my dedication to ongoing education. I also wanted to be sure I included a personal quality to ensure my phrase was unique and reflected my interests.
So what do you think? Do you like her descriptive phrase?
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