'Avoid these 2 resume words at all costs,' says career expert—here are 35 power verbs to use instead - Deepstash

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Quick First Impression

Quick First Impression

You only get less than 7.5 seconds to grab a hiring manager's attention when they read your resume for the first time.


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Avoid "Responsible For"

Avoid "Responsible For"

Being responsible for something is just a circumstance. Saying you were "responsible for [X]" is a weak and generic way to describe your abilities and accomplishments.

Of course you had responsibilities. Doesn't everyone? And if not, then did you really bring any value to the company?

It's also advised to stay away from general office buzzwords and confusing phrases. These are words that you might hear people say all the time, but are often incredibly vague.


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Power Words

Power Words

Here are 35 strong, confident and truly descriptive resume words that companies want to see:


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Leadership Words

Leadership Words

1. Directed
2. Managed
3. Spearheaded
4. Supervised
5. Trained


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Teamwork Words

Teamwork Words

6. Collaborated
7. Contributed
8. Joined
9. Integrated
10. Synchronized


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Achievement Words

Achievement Words

11. Accomplished
12. Completed
13. Delivered
14. Established
15. Formulated


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Communication Words

Communication Words

16. Authored
17. Connected
18. Defined
19. Illustrated
20. Presented


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Improvement Words

21. Advanced
22. Boosted
23. Enhanced
24. Increased
25. Maximized


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Research Words

Research Words

26. Assessed
27. Identified
28. Mapped
29. Tested
30. Verified


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Creativity Words

Creativity Words

31. Built
32. Constructed
33. Designed
34. Developed
35. Inspired


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