I am new to the workforce and thought it would be a good idea to create a profile to attract new job opportunities. One of the requirements, when setting up the account, is having an appealing header.

I have come up with the header provided below, and would like to know if I am using the word ‘aspirant’ in the proper context. If not, could someone please recommend another word I could use in place of it. Thank you so much for your time.

ITIL and ServiceNow Administrator certified aspirant eager for new opportunities.

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    Which certification authority certifies aspirants and what are the qualifications?
    – Jim
    Oct 10, 2018 at 4:14
  • I would keep it all presently factual and professional, not futurely potential and personal. 'Certified ITIL and ServiceNow Administrator seeks new opportunities.'
    – Nigel J
    Oct 10, 2018 at 12:05

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If by aspirant (which sounds much like perspirant), you mean that you aspire to be certified but are not (certified), the contradiction from the lead-in risks putting off a number of sourcers/recruiters who found your resume because it returned a hit (false positive, in this case) on those search terms

It is an unconventional phrase (perhaps for the reasons outlined above) and the word "aspirant" itself is in the bottom 40% in terms of usage, so it is on the edges of understandable vocabulary, and lends itself to be misinterpreted as the case above. eager sufficiently expresses gumption in this case; suggest replacing with professional (eg: ITIL certified professional eager...)

  • Carly, thank you very much, for your input. After reviewing what you had written, I can see how a misunderstanding could occur. I shall take your advice into consideration. Your help is very much appreciated. I hope you have a great day.
    – Airi Como
    Oct 10, 2018 at 8:40

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