Writing resumes at times can be difficult.
Even seasoned resume writers come across new terminology; e.g. job tasks, software, and acronyms. Knowing the tools and shortcuts to familiarizing yourself with these unknowns can make all the difference.
Below are tools and shortcuts to improve your knowledge when writing resumes:
1. Google Define
Few folks know about Google Define, despite it being one of the easiest tools to use. It’s my go-to for any acronym, skill, or descriptor I’m unfamiliar with.
Think of Google Define as a dictionary.
To use Google Define, visit Google.com and input (without quotes) “define:“. Then, follow that with the term you need a definition for. You’ll find the best success with one or two-word phrases, though longer, more well known key phrases can sometimes produce results too.
Check out this example:
Notice how there is no space after the semicolon (e.g. define:sales channel).
You can search Google Define without the semicolon as well. Your search would look like this:
“define sales channel” (remember to exclude the parenthesis)
Searches like these not only provide term definition but also suggest acronyms and synonyms as well. This proves helpful when you’re having trouble thinking of different word pairings.
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