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.
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
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