Tips to Succeed:Call it – ‘An applicant statement’

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From Litwin’s The ABCs of Strategic Communication Tip No. 133. Be sure to visit larry litwin dot com for more on The ABCs and Litwin’s newest The Public relations Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators.

Polish your resume by including a summary paragraph stating what you bring to the table, qualifications,experience and examples of a job well done. It should be succinct and contain buzz-words human resource managers look for – containing many of thesame key message points you would include in an elevator speech.Here is an example:

Applicant Statement: My supervisors describe me as “mature beyond her years, articulate, well tailored and polished, loyal,has a passion for the profession,outstanding writer, and a skilled organizer and strategic thinker. ”It is my dream to bring those qualities,passion and dedication to ELLE’s readers – just as I do the residents of Cherry Hill. My zest for knowledge and new challenges is contagious and should appeal to ELLE magazine’s staff and target audience.

Nina Ebert – President – A Word’s Worth – Plumsted,N.J. and M.Larry Litwin,APR,Fellow PRSA – Author – The Public Relations Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators

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