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Action Words to Get You to Work

June 2, 2015

 

 

You should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout your resume. Do yourself, and every person out there hiring, a favor; do not start your sentences with: Responsible for… worked with… or any other worn out opening that lacks power and creativity.

 

These tired old phrases and words are not benefiting you or your resume.  Employers are not exactly stopped in their tracks by the phrases, “responsible for” or “worked with.” They are tired, boring, and repetitive.  Every job seeker handing out resumes uses them. Employers want—need—words that jump up and captivate them.

Here are a few examples of action words to use instead:

 

Captivated
Championed
Directed
Exceeded
Pioneered
Formulated
Generated
Intensified
Leveraged
Masterminded
Maximized
Mentored
Optimized
Orchestrated
Re-engineered
Spearheaded
Structured
Proliferate
Recaptured
Rejuvenated

 

The options are endless.  Use Thesaurus.com and find a new, fresh word.

Begin every sentence with strong words that convey ACTION.  Use These words communicate action, results, accomplishments, and contributions.  You can also visit your local Business & Career Solutions Center for assitance with your resume!

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