Using buzzwords in your job search

Using buzzwords in your job search

Using Buzzwords in Your Job Search:

  • Job searching can be a reflective, growth-filled, and exciting process.
  • Common buzzwords in job descriptions include terms like data-driven, team player, and self-starter.
  • Skills commonly listed in job descriptions:
    • Coordination: Managing the coordination of resources to achieve project goals.
    • Organization: The ability to stay focused on different tasks.
    • Leadership: The ability to lead a group of people effectively.

Examples of Job Descriptions:

  • Project Manager Example:
    • Excellent time management, prioritization, and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead others.
    • Outstanding communication skills.
    • Successful track record in coordinating the work of internal and external teams to develop new products.
  • Operations Associate Example:
    • Plan and organize team objectives and priorities.
    • Develop and execute reporting and process design.
    • Monitor daily operations and enhance processes to maximize efficiency.
    • Coordinate training plans.

Common Project Management Buzzwords:

  • Including buzzwords and skills in your job search can help you find jobs that match your skill set.
  • Common buzzwords and skills to include on your resume:
    • Analytical
    • Assertive
    • Assessing outcomes
    • Assessing progress
    • Attention to detail
    • Conflict resolution
    • Collaborative
    • Coordination
    • Communication
    • Development
    • Evaluation
    • Executing plans
    • Financial analysis
    • Impact assessment
    • Leadership engagement
    • Managing meetings
    • Managing client expectations
    • Managing conflicts
    • Managing relationships with stakeholders
    • Managing vendors
    • Meeting deadlines
    • Monitoring
    • Multitasking
    • Planning
    • Prioritizing
    • Problem-solving
    • Process development
    • Process improvement
    • Project coordination
    • Project implementation
    • Project initialization
    • Project planning
    • Project reporting
    • Quality control
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk management
    • Solution development
    • Strategic planning
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong verbal communication
    • Strong written communication

Key Takeaway:

  • Use the right search terms to find project management positions.
  • Search for skills learned in your project management certificate program or previous positions.
  • Don’t let the requirement for project management experience stop you from applying for related roles.
  • Completing this certification course will help you realize how many transferable skills you have for a project management role.