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March 20, 2023

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YOU in 50 Characters or Less

Sometimes it seems impossible to stand out from millions of résumés online. Now more than ever before – between Online Career Fairs, LinkedIn & other professional social media outlets – it’s so important to sell yourself quickly and effectively before a potential employer moves on to the next applicant.

When you’re connected one-on-one with employers at Women For Hire’s Online Career Fairs, your professional headline is their first impression of who you are as a candidate. This is your opportunity to say it in a just a sentence (50 characters or less, to be exact).

That’s why we’ve put together some “Do’s and Don’ts” as well as an extensive list of dynamic keywords to help you highlight your assets in an actionable way, giving any recruiter a clear image of what you’ll bring to the company.

Dynamic Keywords:

Adaptable Adept Assertive Attentive Consistent Contributor Creative Dependable Diplomatic Diverse Dynamic Eager Effective Efficient Energetic Enthusiastic Experienced Expert High-level Honest Innovative Instrumental Insightful Integral Leader Loyal Organized Personable Practical Proactive Proven track record Reliable Resourceful Responsible Sincere Skilled Strategic Talented Unique Versatile Will Relocate Will Travel

Actionable Words for your Resume:

Accelerated Activated Adapted Administered Assisted Completed Created Delegated Developed Directed Eliminated Established Expanded Expedited Expanded – Facilitated Generated Grew Implemented Improved Increased Influenced Initiated Launched Lead Maintained Managed Motivated Organized Originated Performed Planned Prepared Programmed Proved Recommended Reduced Reinforced Revamped Reviewed Revised Simplified Solved Streamlined Structured Supervised Supported Taught Trained Removed Reorganized Responsible Restructured


  1. Brenda Caverly

    Thanks for the info, I have always had the spirit to be my own boss. Currently I am working (commission) for a magazine and this is the first time I have worked for commission. We shall see. I have started a personal meal service for seniors as this is my field of knowledge, both cooking and seniors. Everyone is telling me this is a great idea, but I am having some issues in believing it myself. Every little tidbit I read is getting me closer to spending more time on this thought. I am doing some catering for the local Gallery and have one senior client now. The more I read the better I feel this can be a great business. Thanks for the moral support!

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