Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Achieved a ___% growth in sales of both new and used vehicles.
Achieved annual sales goals and quotas based on volume, gross margin, payroll, shortage, and expenses, ranking in the top ___% percentile of historical sales volume.
Achieved strong, sustained revenue improvement.
Administrate and monitor a ___-year, $___ budget in a manner the meets and exceeds milestone dates and budgetary guidelines.
Analyzed history of merchandise returns due to defects and worked with vendors to improve product quality.
Analyzed market trends and sales history to forecast future business and discover new market areas to explore. Expansion into new markets resulted in $___M in new sales.
Analyzed sales data to recommend changes to product line or merchandising strategies.
Assessed and restructured administrative, personnel, and marketing procedures employing standardized, computer systems to achieve greater efficiency.
Boosted monthly production from ___ units to ___ units.
Brokered win-win agreements among multiple lines of business, including high-level representatives of licensees, both internationally and domestically.
Built business from $___ to $___ within one year, achieving ___% of sales plan by recognizing need to increase merchandise depth and linear feet for__________ (product type) to meet customer needs.
Completely restructured operations, discontinuing declining areas and bolstering areas with the greatest potential.
Created partnerships to enhance communication and maximize business opportunities.
Demonstrated techniques to serve difficult customers, reducing customer complaints by ___%.
Designed setup directions and trained other technical staff to minimize equipment damage.
Developed restructuring and downsizing plan to adjust to long-term market conditions.
Devised eye-catching, targeted marketing campaign, resulting in recognition by regional manager and ___% increase in sales.
Directed the activities of up to ___ personnel, including ___ managers, ___ developers, and ___ analysts, as well as their support staff.
Directed activities related to administration of client agreements, payment records and collection, and oversaw assigned personnel.
Directed customer relations, sales promotions, supplies ordering and equipment maintenance. Hired, trained and scheduled staff.
Directed the opening and successful management of a new department from ground zero, achieving ___% of sales plan after first year, with $___ in revenues.
Drove strong and sustained profit improvements by controlling costs, and steering stable departmental operations with high employee retention rates.
Effectively employ proactive management and problem resolution techniques.
Evaluated all corporate divisions, products, services, and related markets to establish consensus with the Board of Directors regarding the company's strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluated sales staff to recommend additional training courses.
Fast-tracked employee communications by ensuring transparency through regular progress updates.
Grew the department from $___ million to $___ million, achieving ____% of plan.
Implemented a service and support program that reduced customer complaints by ___%.
Implemented customer follow-up strategies to increase referrals and profitability.
Implemented Key Performance Indicators and coaching to achieve targets.
Implemented process improvement initiatives, problem-solving methodologies, and statistical process control. Results included ___% improvement in first time quality, ___% reduction in OSHA recordable incidents, and ___% improvement in ship-window compliance.
Improved average income per retail from $_____ to $_____.
Increased customer loyalty by ___%. All customers serviced increased orders by over ___% in ___ years.
Increased productivity for the finance department and without losing profitability.
Instituted a systematic approach to client training and continually improved project methodology.
Instituted an independent, __-point inspection routine to ensure proper maintenance and readiness of returned equipment.
Instituted new employee orientation program to improve employee performance and to decrease the attrition rate for new associates.
Introduced non-confrontational presentations for warranty, credit life, disability, and finance interest rates.
Led the life cycle planning of a variety of large-scale and small-scale projects, facilitating all HR, budget allocation, publicity, delivery, and assessment functions.
Managed and implemented a worldwide recognition program for over ___ employees.
Managed team of up to ___ employees.
Met cost and yield targets while ensuring high-volume manufacture (at internal and external sources) of new product designs.
Monitored employee performance, making recommendations for skill development, additional responsibility, promotion or dismissal.
Monitored quality of service by acting as liaison to customers, and equipment vendors.
Negotiated contracts with suppliers. Slashed $___ from budgeted amount.
Negotiated lease agreement for new technology, resulting in ___% decrease in maintenance costs over legacy systems.
Personally managed high-ticket purchasing negotiations and major supplier relationships.
Planned and managed inventory valued at $___+ for a leading __________ (industry) manufacturer.
Realized a major increase in availability and accuracy of inventory data as well as sales trend data.
Rebuilt relationships with bankers and investment community, realizing more favorable lending terms and renewed interest in support expansion and retooling efforts.
Received __________ (award title) award for highest revenues and earnings in 2010.
Recommended changes resulted in ___% increase in sales.
Reduced advertising costs by restructuring both print and electronic media campaigns, resulting in a savings of ___%.
Reduced expenditure through development of streamlined roster system and sourcing of new suppliers for stationery and other in-store expenses.
Reduced inventory from $___ million to $___ million.
Renegotiated financial obligations, reducing interest expense by ___%.
Researched industry developments to recommend new products and product lines to management.
Served as liaison with regional manager, vendor account executives, and community leaders to coordinate store management, sales focus, and community involvement.
Set expectations for staff to aim towards a smooth transition.
Significantly exceeded past manager's performance levels rapidly achieving peak performance resulting in reduced expenditure, enhanced profits, lower staff attrition rate, and increased customer loyalty.
Significantly reduced store management turnover from ___% to __% through accurately and effectively hiring, training, and motivating competent employees.
Single-handedly developed and executed staff training and development strategies, motivating and mentoring to level of service excellence.
Slashed overhead costs by 30%.
Spearheaded installation of computerized sales terminals and directed training program to ensure competence with new equipment.
Staffed, trained, and lead ad-hoc training teams comprised of internal employees plus trainers.
Successfully converted and trained over ___ client firms and three affiliates representing $___ in annual revenue to the corporation.
Successfully impacted monthly revenues by $___, increased processing efficiency of ___ billion records per month, and minimized loss of billable revenue, thereby increasing bottom-line profitability.
Successfully managed client accounts and support, ensuring proper and effective handling of requests, as well as problem resolution and customer service issues.
Successfully utilized turnaround management abilities to transform least profitable store to most profitable store over a two-year time period.
Supervised and monitored the work activities of subordinates and staff.
Utilized showroom installations to provide hands-on system configuration and fine-tuning training to sales staff.
Management keywords in related industries:
- Accounting keywords
- Administrative keywords
- Banking keywords
- Business keywords
- Finance keywords
- General keywords
- Office keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your management keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Management Keywords Info
Good luck with your management keywords!