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A good resume is like a magic wand.
If you know what you’re doing, hiring managers will gravitate in your direction.
There are a lot of little things to consider: Format, content, design (more on all of that here). But maybe the most valuable—the language you use throughout—puts it all into perspective.
“Recruiters come across tons of resumes every day,” says Paul Wolfe, SVP of human resources at Indeed. “You want to convey the most compelling message. Be bright and be specific.”
Need help punching up the tone of your resume? Here are 139 action words that can powerfully describe common work tasks, courtesy of Indeed’s Career Guide Team.
To demonstrate your strong work ethic or introduce your accomplishments, try:
Your day-to-day isn’t filled with ‘duties.’ It’s much more nuanced. Try these:
Of course you’re a team player — show it off with these words:
Are you in a creative field? Try:
If you’re in sales, try:
If you’re applying for a managerial position, try these:
For financial positions, use:
Or for technical positions, try: