Sample Phrases and Suggestions

Communication Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities (and experience)
  • Empathic listener and persuasive speaker
  • Writing creative or factual
  • Speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills

Business/Sales Skills

  • Possess entrepreneurial spirit
  • Competitive attitude

Problem Solving Skills

  • Combine patience, determination, and persistence to troubleshoot client issues
  • Dynamic, results-oriented problem solver
  • Easily understand and solve technical problems
  • Handling complaints from parents, clients, customers, or citizens
  • Skilled at evaluating options and generating solutions
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Troubleshooting equipment or situations

Multicultural/Diversity Skills

  • Culturally sensitive and internationally traveled leader
  • Experienced in successful management of diverse groups of people
  • Proven adaptability to differing cultural and business environments
  • Ability to talk and conduct business in __________ languages

Teamwork/Team Player skills

  • Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
  • Thrive in a team environment and work well with others
  • Enjoy working as a team member as well as independently
  • Team leader and team player

Data Management/Office Organization Skills

  • Calculating numbers
  • Compiling data or facts
  • Record keeping
  • Updating information or records
  • Well-versed in all aspects of customer conversion and accounting

Management/Supervisory Skills

  • Able to lead others in high-demand situations
  • Coaching, guiding, or tacking
  • Delegating tasks or responsibilities
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Evaluating performance, programs, processes, or events
  • Extensive experience providing project management and consulting services in _______
  • Group facilitating, managing group interactions
  • Planning, budgeting, goal setting, or scheduling
  • Proven leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strongly committed to team-building and staff development
  • Supervising people or processes
  • A genuine desire to achieve, excel and evolve
  • Ability to grasp new ideas and integrate them into desired results
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to coordinate several tasks simultaneously
  • Able to handle challenges, with proven history of increased productivity
  • Able to prioritize and operate proactively
  • Analyzing situations or data
  • Assembling equipment or data
  • Commended for reliability and trustworthiness
  • Committed to implementing quality improvement techniques
  • Consistent record of forging strong relationships
  • Constructing objects or buildings
  • Coordinating activities or events
  • Corresponding, answering, or initiating
  • Counseling, advising, or listening
  • Creating new ideas, new ways of doing things
  • Deciding alternatives, resources, or material
  • Designing products or form
  • Displaying ideas, products, and equipment
  • Editing newsletters, letters
  • Enjoy working with public and diverse populations
  • Establish genuine rapport with prospects and clients
  • Estimating costs, income, or physical space
  • Excellent common sense, judgment, and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Excellent liaison and troubleshooting skills
  • Extensive experience in _______________
  • Fundraising one to one or through direct mail
  • Goal-oriented and results-driven
  • In-depth knowledge of _______________
  • In-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications
  • Inspecting or examining physical objects, financial statements
  • Internship experience in related fields
  • Interpreting data
  • Interviewing
  • Investigating private information, underlying causes, or sequence of events
  • Making layouts for printed media or public displays
  • Measuring
  • Meeting the public
  • Monitoring
  • Motivating
  • Observing physical phenomena, human behavior, or changing situations
  • Operating equipment, machines, or vehicles
  • Organized, goal oriented
  • Organizing people, information, or events
  • Organizing time or events
  • Proficient in using technology to enhance data and information management
  • Programming equipment
  • Promoting
  • Proven ability to maintain cost-effective operations
  • Proven ability to run successful programs on ______________
  • Proven history of improving operations and increasing profitability
  • Proven track record of success
  • Recording
  • Remains calm in stressful situations
  • Repairing equipment, vehicles
  • Reporting
  • Researching
  • Results-driven professional with extensive experience in ______________
  • Self-motivated, hard-working individual
  • Self-starter, who applies individual initiative to get the job done
  • Selling ideas, products
  • Serving a product or individual
  • Sketching pictures, diagrams
  • Skilled at increasing profits and reducing costs by ______________
  • Skilled in negotiations and people management
  • Skilled staff trainer and motivator
  • Strong educational background
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive work ethic
  • Strong work ethic
  • Successful record of leading teams
  • Teaching formal or informal
  • Top-producing sales expert with _____ years of experience in ______________
  • Up-to-date with changes in technology and the business implications/applications of new technologies
  • Well-developed skills in ______________
  • With broad experience in ______________
  • With cross-functional expertise in ______________
  • Work independently, successfully meeting quotas
  • Works efficiently under pressure
  • Fully committed to providing the highest possible standards of customer service and support
  • Team leader with a proven ability to train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate customer service representatives
  • People oriented; enjoy working directly with customers and the general public
  • Self-starter; can be depended on to complete a task under minimal supervision
  • Understands and appreciates the importance of a job well done
  • Mechanically inclined: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and automotive
  • Languages: fluently reads and writes English, Spanish and Italian
  • Excellent personal motivation with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a strong team concept environment, and independently
  • Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, emotionally stable, able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations
  • Well developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people. Proven success in initiating, promoting and maintaining strong interpersonal relations. Able to deal courteously, professionally, and tactfully with the general public in a variety of circumstances
  • Qualified in Industrial First-Aid Level II application and care
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze situations accurately and effectively
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and SPSS for Windows


"Proven year background in sales with special emphasis on customer care. Solid track record in relationship and business management, developing and maximizing new business and marketing strategies. Excellent communication, leadership, motivational skills and can interact effectively with clients, business prospects and staff"


"An innovative marketing administrator and national events expert with proven creative and management ability in hospitality and entertainment. Able to conceptualize and launch marketing campaigns and successfully facilitate smooth running of major national events, delivering results on time and to impeccable standards. Aggressive, confident, well-spoken negotiator and solutions - evolver"

Example - (for someone changing careers):
"Expert administrator now seeking to harness twenty years' experience in recruitment, employee relations, and personnel management within a human resources capacity. Highly enthusiastic for this career change goal, and eager to proactively spearhead the long-term success of an HR department in the telecommunications industry"

Respected leader, equipped with powerful communication, coordination and analysis skills. Fully committed to providing and implementing dynamic, compelling solutions to the ongoing objectives of the charitable organization.

Works well in challenging, fast-paced, high-stress and deadline-oriented environments individually or as part of a team. Proficient in project management and digital technology as well as operational supply chains; also heavily experienced with customer and employee relationships as well as technical support. Knowledgeable in creating detailed reports, documents and presentations. Focused on consistent quality work and a desire to simplify and innovate the daily operations of corporate culture and the industries of music and technology.

Accomplished sales professional known for delivering strong revenue and profit gains in highly competitive markets, seeking a Regional Sales Manager position. Bring years of solid experience and select strengths that encompasses sales territory management and key account development. Equally effective at relationship building, program development, and team leadership.

Accomplished management professional with experience in sales/marketing leadership positions. Record of success in developing campaigns, strategies, and solutions that have generated - and -figure revenue growth. Recognized for ability to build relationships with key personnel and close large sales in heavily competitive markets. Well-versed in sales lifecycles and skilled strategist/negotiator. Exceptional trainer and mentor with skills to motivate peak individual performance from team members while driving sustained forward growth momentum.

Areas of expertise include:

Outgoing campus leader and successful fundraiser ready for the challenges of a full-time marketing position with an emphasis in market research and product planning. Biologist employing creative strategies to integrate environmental science into elementary classrooms. Success in developing parent and community partnerships for a practical application of science unit.

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