Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters, and Job Interviews to Life [NOOK Book]


Electrify all your job search communications and build the great career you want!


The right verbs

• make you unforgettable

• powerfully demonstrate your value

• attract employers like moths to flame


Grab the right verb and ...

See more details below
Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters, and Job Interviews to Life

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$22.99 List Price


Electrify all your job search communications and build the great career you want!


The right verbs

• make you unforgettable

• powerfully demonstrate your value

• attract employers like moths to flame


Grab the right verb and use it the right way to:

Craft outstanding résumés, cover letters, and thank-you notes

Draw attention to your best achievements and accomplishments

Get your face-to-face interview—and ace it

Pitch yourself brilliantly, even if you only have a minute

Weave crucial “soft skills” expertise into your career communications

Prove you’re the person they’re looking for


Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience

Indispensable for everyone who wants a rewarding, successful, well-paid career!

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133158731
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 497,543
  • File size: 553 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael Lawrence Faulkner is Professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University. He first learned leadership, management, and communication as a U.S. Marine Corps combat NCO, drill instructor, and classroom instructor. He then spent 30 years leading and coaching at Dun & Bradstreet, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), entrepreneur startups, and his own family business. Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, an experienced marketing manager, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

C HAPTER 1 Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Résumés, Cover Letters, Interviews, and Personal Networking Efforts     1

How to Use This Book     1

How to Find the Right Power Verb     2

C HAPTER 2 Soft Skills Related to Professional Capabilities: Performance and Grooming     5

Accountability     5

Accuracy and Preciseness     29

Attendance and Punctuality     33

Attitude, Approachability, and Personality     34

Appearance and Personal Hygiene     38

Attention to Detail and Accuracy     40

Cognitive Load Management     55

Common Sense, Street Smarts     62

Commitment and Dedication     68

Communication, Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Nonverbal Cues     75

Compassionate, Caring, Kind, Empathetic     89

Creativity     93

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving     100

Cross-Cultural Competency     113

Computational Thinking     118

Customer Awareness, Able to Deal with Customers     123

Design Mind-Set     125

Drive and Passion, Tenacity     135

Flexibility, Availability     141

Honesty and Integrity     145

Intelligence     147

Leadership and Management     149

Learn, Grow, Teachable, Willingness to Learn     158

Motivated     163

New Media Literacy     167

Novel and Adaptive Thinking     171

Outgoing, Friendly, and Positive Attitude     173

Polite, Well Mannered, Courteous Phone and Email Etiquette     175

Professional Demeanor and Presence     178

Reliability, Dependability, Follow-Through, and Responsibility     181

Risk Tolerance     185

Self-Confidence     188

Self-Manageable, Work Independently     191

Social Intelligence     200

Take Direction, Follow Directions, Willing to Take Directions     205

Team Player, Transdisciplinary Skills, Works Well with Others Across Departments and Disciplines, and as a Member of Virtual Teams     208

Time Management     211

Work Ethic     213

C HAPTER 3 Hard Skills     217

Accounting and Finance     217

Administrative, Organizational, Time, and Planning Skills     220

Advertising, Branding, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing (Also See Branding, Marketing, Sales Experience)     225

Analytical/Research, Computational, and Math     227

Business and Business Sense     231

Computer Literate     237

Engineering, Research, and Development, Including Software, New Products, and Services     238

Gather Data and Convert to Information     242

C HAPTER 4 Experience, Credentials, Education     245

Accomplishments and Achievements History     245

Education and Training, Degrees, and Certifications     263

Sources     267

Index     269

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Kitten #1

    A tiny white female.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)