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Stop Saying You 'Helped' on Your Resume (and Use These Verbs Instead)

Stop Saying You 'Helped' on Your Resume (and Use These Verbs Instead)

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Why you shouldn’t say you “helped”

The average initial screening time for a candidate’s resume clocks in at just 7.4 seconds.  With such little time to make an impression, it’s imperative your work achievements leap off the page.

Using weak or passive verbs (think: assisted, utilized, contr...

Verbs to use on your resume instead of ‘helped’ or ‘assisted’

Executed, overhauled, identified, produced, instituted, incorporated, achieved, delivered, partnered, spearheaded, analyzed, incorporated, completed, advocated, resolved, developed, launched, boosted, leveraged, ch...

It’s also important to maintain a consistent verb tense throughout your resume.

Past tense is acceptable for all verbs, though you can describe your experience in a current job using present tense.

Be sure not to mix and match verb tenses within a single se...

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