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Strong Action Verbs and Your Resume

Expert Resume Writing Tip #7

Strong action verbs. Love them? Hate them? Care less?

Every resume, I repeat myself EVERY resume should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout the resume. Most importantly at the beginning of the majority of your bullet points. Please do yourself a favor and every hiring manager out there a favor; do not start your sentences with Responsible for…Worked with… or any other less that power-punching beginning. These really do nothing for your resume or experience except hurt it. I’m not exactly captivated by the words responsible for or worked with. They’re just so boring. I want something that jumps out at me and grabs my attention.

Here are a few examples of my favorite action words:

Directed
Spearheaded
Championed
Pioneered
Re-enginneered
Captivated
Exceeded
Structured

and truthfully the list could go on. Be creative in your action verb choice and choose strong words to begin every sentence. These words communicate action, results, accomplishments, contributions, which are all key components in creating a powerful and captivating resume.

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