Fill your Resume with Words that ImpressWhat can you do to make your resume stand out in the crowd and get you an interview? First, you must have the skills
and experience that the job requires. Second, you must present your skills, experience, and accomplishments confidently.
How can you create a resume that portrays you as professional and confident?
For one thing,
your resume should have an easy to follow format, be free of errors, and use words that convey action, expertise, and achievement.
These words will persuade employers of your ability to meet the responsibilities of the position and help them achieve their
Listed below are words that will help you communicate your qualifications to the employer and demonstrate
why you are the best person for the job.
Action verbs communicate accomplishments,
experience, and job duties in an energetic, concise, and persuasive manner.
Abstract nouns refer to ideas, qualities, and concepts. They can be used to explain your qualifications
and experience. Listed below are some nouns that you might consider using.
Adjectives describe nouns. They can be used to paint
a richer picture of you as a professional. When writing your resume, the following adjectives can help you create a positive
and competent image.
Adverbs explain how things get done. In other words, they describe verbs. Adverbs like
those listed below will help you explain how well you perform the duties of the positions that you’ve held.
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Southworth, A Guide to Resume Writing,
http://www.southworth.com/page.php?id=188 (accessed on July 17, 2009)
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