Need to make an impact with your resume but not quite sure how? Or maybe you know your resume is missing something but you just aren’t sure what? Using strong, action-oriented words on your resume can change the perception people will have of your resume—and of you as a candidate. If you’re stumped by word choice, using passive terminology such as: duties included … and responsible for … then I’m talking to you!
Below you’ll find a list of 20 action-oriented words you can start using on your resume today!
1. Build or Builder 2. Maintain or Maintainer 3. Expand or Expander 4. Create or Creator 5. Market or Marketer 6. Generate or Generator 7. Pioneer 8. Advisor 9. Coach 10. Counsel 11. Guide 12. Mastermind 13. Motivate/Motivator 14. Navigate 15. Negotiate 16. Officiate 17. Operate 18. Oversee 19. Supervise 20. Pilot
Remember that word choice is important, but customizing your resume for each position is even more important.