20 words that demonstrate leadership skills on a resume

Resume Leadership Skills

In an world where academic papers are losing meaning, people skills such as leadership skills are becoming very important. Recruiters and recruitment software are therefore looking for specific skills in their prospective candidates.

It’s one thing to be good at tasks, projects and areas of specialization, but if you’re aspiring to manage teams, you simply can’t stop there. You also have to position yourself as an inspiring, effective leader. There are many words and phrases that’ll help give those who review your resume or speak to you in an interview an immediate hint that you’ve got leadership firepower. Here are a few favorites:

Words that show you can Manage Finances

As a junior employee starting out in your role, you might not be required to deal with finances. However, you need to be prepared for the future. In most organizations, even the junior employees have to show how effective they are at managing finances. This is so that when left in charge for an hour, you don’t mess up everything and must demonstrate your leadership skills in this area.

Given this, you’ve got to be able to swiftly convey that you’re strategic, disciplined and smart when it comes to fiscal matters.

1. Cut Costs

2. Drove growth

3. Budgeted

4. Invested

5. Negotiated

Words that show you are Influential

The best leaders aren’t just astute financial managers. Most of them are often among the more influential people within an organization.You therefore need to demonstrate to your employer that you know how to get people to do what you want them to do. Whether you are in charge of team members, stakeholders from other business areas or departments or direct customers you need to demonstrate your influence.

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During the interview, you need to clearly demonstrate that when you speak, people stop and pay attention in a good way. You need to demonstrate that you can use your leadership skills to easily convince anyone (including the interviewers) into taking your position on any issue 🙂

6. Convinced

7. Mobilized

8. Negotiated

9. Prompted

10. Won

Words that Suggest that you are a Trailblazer

The basic requirement for any job role is the ability of the candidate to perform the job roles. However, in a world where there are many qualified candidates with papers waiting to be hired, you must bring your A-game to the interview. Therefore, you need to be, in virtually all instances, the top candidate for the position.

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The person who gets the job is often the one who comes across as a true innovator and powerhouse. It’s the one who looks like he or she is going to take the ball (and the team) and run like hell (in the right direction).

11. Spearheaded

12. Pioneered

13. Piloted

14. Modernized

15. Transformed

Words that Imply “Strong Developer of People”

If you’re working to land a leadership role, a key aspect of your job will likely involve inspiring and developing teams and the people on those teams. Again, you’re moving past the point at which the “stuff” you know how to do matters the most. Now it’s time to showcase your ability to rally others to pull off remarkable things.

16. Coached

17. Supported

18. Mentored

19. Motivated

20. We (Always keep in mind that there is no “I” in a team)

Always remember that words matter when writing your resume or during the interview. Using the right one (in the right context) can help you convey that you’ve got the chops, the polish and the charisma to light the world on fire.

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