I need correct wording..

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    This is driving me nuts! I'm trying to think of a phrase that is not exactly to describe a person who educates him/herself in a field, and not exactly someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Isn't there another phrase that's along those lines but kind of in between?
  2. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    self taught?
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Self educated? Internally motivated?
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    These are good- thanks! I was thinking of something like a person who takes initiative and gets involved in more things- for instance, what is the opposite of complacent?
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Driven? Ambitious? Involved? Gregarious?
  6. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

  7. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    This is sounding like a resume. How about:

    A highly creative, goal-oriented professional with a strong work ethic combined with a commitment to excellence in all projects undertaken.
  8. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow, you all are GOOD!!
  9. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    "X is a self motivated individual driven to meet all goals set before her. Knowlege is important as she strives to learn every aspect of her job. A strong work ethic combined with commitment shows in the excellence of her projects. X is willing to accept more responsibilities. Her eargerness and ability to learn more processes make her the perfect candidate for this job."
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I know where I'm coming for resume advice. :D :D

  11. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Pro-active, shows initiative, self-motivating, dedicated, determined.

    Does that help?

    Never underestimate a good thesaurus!

  12. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    Self-starter, results oriented, internally motivated.
  13. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Definitely a resumé of some sort!

    Proactive is a great word. Says you see what's going on and take steps to correct it before it becomes a problem.

    Self-starter is good too.

    Highly motivated?

    My father has an interesting way of ending the paragraph on special skills. "What I don't do: waste time trying to help people who won't help themselves."

  14. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    LOL! Yes, I'm trying to refine my resume and cover letters since job opportunities are glim here. Pro-active says what I was trying to say but I've gotten some other great words and ideas here, too. Thank you!!
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Well here in the South it would be called

    GIT-ER-DONE...... :surprise:
  16. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Geez...NOW I get all these phrases after a zillion resumes sent out.

  17. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Funny Star. We call it that here in the North too. :D