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How to say it?

Examples of creative and effective expression in your CV

Employers look for vivid, self-motivated and inspirational people. It is not enough just to say: “I am motivated!”, because other candidates are motivated too. Clichés of this type are not sufficient. These should be replaced by real life examples and personal experience.
Look at your CV and replace phrases with a description of your achievements!

Result-oriented:

Modify it with your personal illustration: I like to work on issues that are related to the application of architectural preliminary solution

Team player:

Replace with your personal example: In „Коsmetprevoz“ enterprise, I work on supply in order to decrease the price of tickets for students and pensioners

Commitment to work and responsibility:

Replace with your personal example: With my ability at producing an effective balance sheet, we avoided unnecessary expenditures

Excellent communication skills:

Modify this with your personal illustration: I directed a marketing campaign of new products in August 2009, which resulted in an increase in sales of the product and boosting our profit.

I possess organizational skills:

Modify it with your personal illustration: I re-modified the whole procedure and it resulted in decreasing clients' objections within one month

Tolerant:

Replace with your personal example: I wrote the articles in the Students newspapers on values of cultural diversity.

Responsible:

Replace with your personal example: I've volunteered in the children's football campus in Vrnjacka Banja.

Flexible:

Replace with your personal example: I've replaced my colleague who was on sick leave and whose working place was at the shop which is located away from our headquarters.

Motivated:

Modify it with your personal illustration: I am a member of „Creative People Network“, because I want to share my knowledge and, at the same time, to develop myself with the help of someone else’s knowledge and experience.

Innovative:

Modify it with your personal illustration: Created internal data base so it would help us find the easiest way to follow up on beneficiary’s service.