Powerful Words That Will Make Your Resume Awesome

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    Most resume bullet points start with the same words. Frankly, the same tired old words hiring managers have heard over and over—to the point where they’ve lost a lot of their meaning and don’t do much to show off your awesome accomplishments.

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    So, let’s get a little more creative, shall we? Next time you update your resume, switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes.

    No matter what duty or accomplishment you’re trying to show off, we’ve got just the verb for you. Check out the list below, and get ready to make your resume way more exciting.

    You Led a Project

    If you were in charge of a project or initiative from start to finish, skip “led” and instead try:

    1. Chaired

    2. Controlled

    3. Coordinated

    4. Executed

    5. Headed

    6. Operated

    7. Orchestrated

    8. Organized

    9. Oversaw

    10. Planned

    11. Produced

    12. Programmed

    You Envisioned and Brought to Life a Project

    And if you actually developed, created, or introduced that project into your company? Try:

    13. Administered

    14. Built

    15. Charted

    16. Created

    17. Designed

    18. Developed

    19. Devised

    20. Founded

    21. Engineered

    22. Established

    23. Formalized

    24. Formed

    25. Formulated

    26. Implemented

    27. Incorporated

    28. Initiated

    29. Instituted

    30. Introduced

    31. Launched

    32. Pioneered

    33. Spearheaded

    You Saved the Company Time or Money

    Hiring managers love candidates who’ve helped a team operate more efficiently or cost-effectively. To show just how much you saved, try:

    34. Conserved

    35. Consolidated

    36. Decreased

    37. Deducted

    38. Diagnosed

    39. Lessened

    40. Reconciled

    41. Reduced

    42. Yielded

    You Increased Efficiency, Sales, Revenue, or Customer Satisfaction

    Along similar lines, if you can show that your work boosted the company’s numbers in some way, you’re bound to impress. In these cases, consider:

    43. Accelerated

    44. Achieved

    45. Advanced

    46. Amplified

    47. Boosted

    48. Capitalized

    49. Delivered

    50. Enhanced

    51. Expanded

    52. Expedited

    53. Furthered

    54. Gained

    55. Generated

    56. Improved

    57. Lifted

    58. Maximized

    59. Outpaced

    60. Stimulated

    61. Sustained

    You Changed or Improved Something

    So, you brought your department’s invoicing system out of the Stone Age and onto the interwebs? Talk about the amazing changes you made at your office with these words:

    62. Centralized

    63. Clarified

    64. Converted

    65. Customized

    66. Influenced

    67. Integrated

    68. Merged

    69. Modified

    70. Overhauled

    71. Redesigned

    72. Refined

    73. Refocused

    74. Rehabilitated

    75. Remodeled

    76. Reorganized

    77. Replaced

    78. Restructured

    79. Revamped

    80. Revitalized

    81. Simplified

    82. Standardized

    83. Streamlined

    84. Strengthened

    85. Updated

    86. Upgraded

    87. Transformed

    You Managed a Team

    Instead of reciting your management duties, like “Led a team…” or “Managed employees…” show what an inspirational leader you were, with terms like:

    88. Aligned

    89. Cultivated

    90. Directed

    91. Enabled

    92. Facilitated

    93. Fostered

    94. Guided

    95. Hired

    96. Inspired

    97. Mentored

    98. Mobilized

    99. Motivated

    100. Recruited

    101. Regulated

    102. Shaped

    103. Supervised

    104. Taught

    105. Trained

    106. Unified

    107. United

     

    You Brought in Partners, Funding, or Resources

    Were you “responsible for” a great new partner, sponsor, or source of funding? Try:

    108. Acquired

    109. Forged

    110. Navigated

    111. Negotiated

    112. Partnered

    113. Secured

    You Supported Customers

    Because manning the phones or answering questions really means you’re advising customers and meeting their needs, use:

    114. Advised

    115. Advocated

    116. Arbitrated

    117. Coached

    118. Consulted

    119. Educated

    120. Fielded

    121. Informed

    122. Resolved

    You Were a Research Machine

    Did your job include research, analysis, or fact-finding? Mix up your verbiage with these words:

    123. Analyzed

    124. Assembled

    125. Assessed

    126. Audited

    127. Calculated

    128. Discovered

    129. Evaluated

    130. Examined

    131. Explored

    132. Forecasted

    133. Identified

    134. Interpreted

    135. Investigated

    136. Mapped

    137. Measured

    138. Qualified

    139. Quantified

    140. Surveyed

    141. Tested

    142. Tracked

    You Wrote or Communicated

    Was writing, speaking, lobbying, or otherwise communicating part of your gig? You can explain just how compelling you were with words like:

    143. Authored

    144. Briefed

    145. Campaigned

    146. Co-authored

    147. Composed

    148. Conveyed

    149. Convinced

    150. Corresponded

    151. Counseled

    152. Critiqued

    153. Defined

    154. Documented

    155. Edited

    156. Illustrated

    157. Lobbied

    158. Persuaded

    159. Promoted

    160. Publicized

    161. Reviewed

    You Oversaw or Regulated

    Whether you enforced protocol or managed your department’s requests, describe what you really did, better, with these words:

    162. Authorized

    163. Blocked

    164. Delegated

    165. Dispatched

    166. Enforced

    167. Ensured

    168. Inspected

    169. Itemized

    170. Monitored

    171. Screened

    172. Scrutinized

    173. Verified

     

    You Achieved Something

    Did you hit your goals? Win a coveted department award? Don’t forget to include that on your resume, with words like:

    174. Attained

    175. Awarded

    176. Completed

    177. Demonstrated

    178. Earned

    179. Exceeded

    180. Outperformed

    181. Reached

    182. Showcased

    183. Succeeded

    184. Surpassed

    185. Targeted

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