What's Your ONE Word?

By Martin Buckland - Executive Career Management Professional

Share on: 

In helping my clients uncover their personal brand, I always ask them to describe themselves using single words of strength. I don’t want to hear you’re reliable, dedicated or punctual…those words are weak, overused and meaningless. Some of the most resonating words my clients have shared are: indomitable, courageous, charismatic, instinctive, sagacious and persuasive.

Interviewers are now increasingly asking you to describe yourself in ONE word as part of the hiring process. Do you have a response?

Everyone has ONE word; it just might take time to research and determine your optimal ONE word. Start by making a list. Feel free to seek input from friends, family, co-workers and anyone else in your network.

Be strategic in selecting your ONE word. Consider not only who you are as a person but who you are in relation to the job function and your field of expertise. What ONE word would make you stand out from your competition in the job market. What would an invaluable characteristic be for someone with your expertise and credentials?

Once you’ve selected your ONE word, be prepared to expand upon that in both your resume and in an interview citing an example of how you embodied that characteristic in your professional career. A resonating ONE word can quickly spiral into further discussion of your unique promise of value and ultimately lead to your next career challenge. After all, change begins with one step or ONE word.

What will your ONE word be?


Martin Buckland, President of Elite Resumes, is a leading resume writer, career coach and job search strategist with a global clientele. Martin currently holds the following certifications: Certified Professional Branding Strategist, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Job and Career Transition Coach, Certified Job Search Trainer and Co-Pilot Executive Coach. Visit my website at http://aneliteresume.com/

What does our team do?

We won't just do social media strategies. Social Hire will work with you to ensure your business gets genuine value from us and that your team gets the most out of the service. Our experienced social media managers are motivated to make a enhancements to your social media marketing and reaching targets in a way that realistically makes a difference to your business goals.

Isn't it time to stop making difficult personnel choices that don't work well for your online marketing?

Is it important to you to increase the digital footprint of your business by utilising digital marketing, but can't work out how to begin?With the professional understanding of our marketing managers working in your business, you can begin to see interaction, brand loyalty and enquiries get better without having to take your team out to spend time on in-depth marketing strategies, or spend money on a internal marketing manager with a view to get results that may not deliver!

The social media marketers in our company are the best in the business at helping our partners enhance their online marketing. We outline and implement cutting-edge social media marketing plans that help our customers realise their organisational objectives and further their social media presence. Our experienced team of digital experts do your social media strategy creation and management in an uncomplicated monthly plan that is cost-effective and is genuinely useful, whatever results you demand from your online marketing management.

Our specialists are a team that assists our partners improve their presence online by giving online marketing on a regular basis.

You might like these blog posts How to Turn Leads on Social Media Into Customers, The Magical Feedback Trick Ivy League Experts Swear By, How to Leverage Social Media to Drive Your Fintech Startup (Infographic), and Is Digital Marketing Misleading the Online Audience.

  Back to Candidate blogs