Hiring Wisdom: Some Recruiting Words That Really Do Work

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Below you’ll find some great words to use in your recruitment advertising. They have been classified as masculine and feminine.

Are you using a mixture of these words so you appeal to the best candidate no matter which gender?

These are all action words that will attract a lot of great talent.

Masculine words:

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  • Active;
  • Ambitious;
  • Analytical;
  • Competitive
  • Challenging;
  • Confident;
  • Decisive;
  • Determined;
  • Independent;
  • Leader;
  • Objective.

Feminine words:

  • Committed;
  • Connected;
  • Cooperative;
  • Dependable;
  • Interpersonal;
  • Loyal;
  • Responsible;
  • Supportive;
  • Trust.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.


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