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Words Matter - Create A Resume With Impact

The words that are used on a resume matter. At their best, words tell an intricate story bringing to life your professional journey. They tell a reader about your attitude, character, achievements, strengths, and expertise captivating the audience to want to know more.

Actions verbs help resumes stand out by creating impact and providing clarity to the reader.

Action verbs are particularly useful when bringing to life your career history with your achievements and responsibilities.


Often people struggle when it comes to the wording on their resumes. I cannot even count the number of resumes I have read where fantastic experience, achievements and expertise have not gotten the deserved attention due to poor wording or simply not even putting it on the resume.

To help right this wrong, check your resume to make sure you make good use of action verbs to help tell your professional story. Below is a list to help get you on track to writing a standout resume.


Action Verbs

Adjusted

Directed

Generated

Monitored

Analysed

Delivered

Helped

Organised

Arranged

Educated

Implemented

Optimised

Boosted

Established

Improved

Oversaw

Coached

Evaluated

Lead

Planned

Collaborated

Exceeded

Leveraged

Produced

Completed

Executed

Managed

Researched

Consulted

Expanded

Maximized

Served

Developed

Fostered

Maintained

Supported


Some example sentences:

  • Boosted teams' commitment to safe work practices resulting in reduced incidents

  • Coached, mentored, and delegated responsibilities to twenty team members to ensure organisational goals were achieved

  • Consulted key stakeholders to identify innovative solutions to everyday business challenges

  • Developed strong working relationships with managers, team members, and other business groups

  • Ensured work was performed in accordance with technical and operational specifications

  • Established effective channels of communication improving customer experience

  • Exceeded weekly sales quotas using a well-planned strategy

  • Fostered profitable relationships with clients by delivering engaging presentations

  • Generated new leads while managing internal and external teams

  • Implemented response time as a competitive advantage to reduce lead time from ten to three weeks

  • Oversaw routine and corrective maintenance and fault repair to plant equipment


Still feeling confused as to how to highlight and word your own achievements, skills and expertise? Don't stress it, book in a quick complimentary consultation to find out how a resume writing expert can help bring light to your situation.




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