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    Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Hi,

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    Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

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    The values I possess which I believe to be relevant to my application are:

    (1) Academic background (explanation + example)
    (2) Computer skills (explanation + example)
    (3) Work experience (explanation + example)
    etc.

    Thanks

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Two I can think of:
    - qualities
    - attributes

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Knowledge and skills??
    But these are definitely not values.

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Knowledge and skills??
    But these are definitely not values.
    Academic background, knowledge, understanding, skills, experience.

    I think values is an incorrect word now.

    Should use qualities or attributes

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Academic background, knowledge, understanding, skills, experience.
    I think values is an incorrect word now.

    Should use qualities or attributes
    I don't think you can call those values or qualities. They are the different categories of information provided in any resume. I think the statement about the 'values' you possess is redundant. If you consider those as 'values', then all job applicants would have the same 'values'.

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I don't think you can call those values or qualities. They are the different categories of information provided in any resume. I think the statement about the 'values' you possess is redundant. If you consider those as 'values', then all job applicants would have the same 'values'.

    not a teacher
    Hi,

    If I use the word attributes, will my values different from other applications?

    Ie,

    The attributes I possess which I believe to be relevant to my application are:
    X
    Y
    Z
    ....

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    I think the main problem here is the meaning of the word "values". For native speakers in the USA, the most common use of the plural word values is this one, from Dictionary.com:
    values, Sociology. the ideals, customs, institutions, etc., of a society toward which the people of the group have an affective regard. These values may be positive, as cleanliness, freedom, or education, or negative, as cruelty, crime, or blasphemy.

    I think what you mean by "values" is "the things that would make me valuable (or desirable) in the position" - is that correct? In this case, I think "attributes", as used in your sentence, is the best word:
    (noun) something attributed as belonging to a person, thing, group, etc.; a quality, character, characteristic, or property: Sensitivity is one of his attributes.

    You could avoid this problem altogether by stating it a different way:
    "I believe the following aspects of my resume make me a strong and desirable canditate for this position:"


    Last edited by mayita1usa; 11-May-2010 at 16:55. Reason: New information

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    What about assets?

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    My educational and professional background and skills?

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    Re: Could you please suggest some words to replace "values"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    My educational and professional background and skills?
    Too long, so I want a word to replace the whole sentence.
    Eg, my attributes

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