What does that even mean? It makes me think of people who say, “I’m a dog person” or “a cat person.”
The idea is to show potential employers (or potential clients) you get along with people without saying, “My etiquette skills rock.” Because in a me-focused world, employers want to know if you will get along with others or be a human volcano of bickering, fighting, gossiping, whining, blaming… and leaving a splash of coffee on the bottom of the coffee pot to burn, instead of refilling it after you take the last cup. Nobody wants that in their workplace.
There’s a better way to show you get along with others and that’s to say it on your resume (or sales materials) by starting each bullet point with what I call, “I-work-well-with-others action words.”
Involved with team
Joined forces with
Worked together with
Assembled group of
Mix these words with bullet points of individual initiative and leadership action words: (Managed, Specialized in, Supervised, Initiated, Delivered, Designed, Motivated, Selected, Directed, Drove, Created, Trained, Coached, Counseled, Researched, Edited, Produced, Fostered, Enhanced…) and you have a winning resume. All of these action words work well in your cover letters and the actual interview, too.