Job seekers have been advised for a 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:
Analyzed sales data to improve the forecast for warehouse utilization.
Contracted for volume discounts from vendors, yielding ___% cost savings.
Designed and implemented a tracking system for purchase orders to increase accuracy in budgeting and cost control.
Established and maintained a database of approved vendors and suppliers, reducing time to access vendor information by ___ days.
Established and managed Web-based purchasing system to enable store managers to track orders, stock levels, and delivery status.
Excellence in collaborating with internal and external customers.
Hired, trained, and supervised purchasing staff of four and a warehouse staff of eight.
Initiated order automation, reducing processing costs by ___% and entry time by ___ seconds.
Negotiated and purchased supplies and merchandise up to $___ million annually.
Oversaw procurement, allocation, distribution control, stock levels, and cost compilation/analysis.
Products and services are brought to market quickly to enhance revenue growth.
Renegotiated equipment and space leases, resulting in a savings of $___M.
Researched and proposed system improvements, presenting recommendations with detailed cost-benefit analyses and estimated ROI.
Researched multiple sources for supplies, evaluated proposals, and negotiated contracts.
Scheduled freight for just-in-time delivery of goods to improve the use of limited storage space.
Spearheaded stock-less inventory system resulting in reduced merchandise costs of ___% and more timely delivery of goods.
Streamlined purchasing procedure by consolidating purchasing forms, reducing costs ___%.
Supervised stockroom employees to maintain safe and organized stockroom.
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Use your purchasing 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 usage errors in English or other language 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 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 CV or resume.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
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Good luck with your purchasing keywords!