Be careful how you articulate your skills, key accomplishments, past projects, how you overcame certain problems……

The language you use can create the right impression for that role or give an impression that you were not the one ‘doing’ the work.

The use of ‘I’, ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Them’, ‘They’ can be used incorrectly and place you out of the running…..

For context, in today’s competitive work environment, we (in many cases) sometimes need to try and pitch to a range of positions (every company has different levels / ranks / titles for essentially similar roles).

If i am a Contracts Manager, i may also want to attract roles for Senior Contract Administrators or Contract Specialists but if i have a lot of ‘management’ experience on my resume, the Interviewer will want to know ‘Can this person actually do the work or have they been so far removed that they cannot possibly use SAP?’

If the position description calls for a skill, be able to speak to it with authority!

Lastly, if you have worked up to a Contracts Manager, don’t let your ego get in the way of accepting a supposedly ‘lesser’ role with a ‘less’ impressive title.

Remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. 🙂