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Your Resume/ Personal Brand: The Best And Worst Words To Use

Your Resume/ Personal Brand: The Best And Worst Words To Use | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
One recent study showed that recruiters spend all of 6.25 seconds looking at a candidate’s résumé before deciding whether he or she is fit for a job. A new survey of 2,200 hiring managers and human resource staffers by jobs website CareerBuilder shows that your résumé may get a bit [...]
Karen Dietz's insight:

When you are telling your story it's important to use the right words. Here is a very quick article to keep handy on how to best tell your story on resumes and during job interviews.


You want the job, right? Then getting the correct language down is key. As is sharing your stories.


The main difference that I see between the 2 lists (words to avoid and words to leverage) is that the desirable words really focus on the results you helped produce. The first list is words that tend to describe the last job you had. Boring! 


When you share stories about the results you produced (money/time/effort saved or generated) using the words in the second list, interviewers perk up. Because that's what they want to hear. And that's how you stand out from the crowd.


ANYBODY in business can benefit from these distinctions. So print this list out and use it. Test them out to experience results.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 31, 8:43 AM

Tips and buzz words on how to improve your CV.

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The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Résumé of a Graphic Designer.

The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Résumé of a Graphic Designer. | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Objective: My objective is the Truth with a capital T, mentally composed in Bodoni or, on the weekends, Garamond. I believe dishonest design is t...


Wow! Talk about authenticity! Do you have the guts to do what this guy did with your resume? Well, I'm thinking about it.


I don't know how this worked, but frankly it is wonderfully refreshing. And I think any employer who would discount this is crazy. But then again, that's me :)


Enjoy reading this piece on this lovely Friday -- and get inspired!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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How a Terrific Story Of Your Product / Service / Resume Makes It Stand Out

How a Terrific Story Of Your Product / Service / Resume Makes It Stand Out | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Everything--sales, earnings, your chances of being hired and your career--is better if there is a good story behind it.
Karen Dietz's insight:

What I really like about this article is the example used to make the point that if you don't have at least one good story to tell about your product or service or yourself then your success is compromised. And who wants that??!!


And the article reads like a story while making its points. So the author is really walking the talk, which I also appreciate.


In addition I very much like the questions posted at the end of the post to help you figure out the story you can tell that will differentiate you.


This is a quick and enjoyable article to read making excellent points. Answer the questions posed and story on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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CIM Academy's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:10 AM

'A story makes everything better'.  Do you use stories in your marketing? What's your story?

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7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest -- New App for Visual Storytelling

7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest -- New App for Visual Storytelling | Just Story It Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
It's the newest job search tool. The visual nature of Pinterest, which allows users to create virtual boards onto which they can pin images, is perfect for showing prospective employers what you've done so far.


What a cool post! I don't know how pervasive visual storied resumes will become, but if you are in certain creative and technical fields, this could be right up your alley. Or if you want to stand out in any crowd of job applicants!


These are very creative examples of how job seekers are storifying and visualizing their resumes. You can do this too! 


For non-job seekers: think about turning your 'resume' into a visual story that you can use on your "About Us" page, or add it into your printed promo material. It could really make you stand out and be fun to boot!


Are these technically stories? Eh -- maybe yes, maybe no. But at the very least they are using storytelling elements.


Enjoy looking at these and I hope you get lots of great ideas for your resume/bio.

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