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 hundreds of 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 of my favorites:
So, who gets the job? Partly, it's 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).
Given this, you've got to be able to swiftly convey that you're strategic, disciplined and smart when it comes to fiscal matters.
10. Cut costs
11. Drove growth
15. P&L Accountability
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.
26. We (Remember, folks, there's no 'I' in team.)
When interviewing, you want to articulate very quickly that you're someone people stop and pay attention to (in a good way) and go along with your ideas and strategies.
30. Gained buy-in
Always remember that words matter. They matter a lot. 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.