Resume Writing

Some words about words

Your resume should convey the skills you can offer an employer. The words you use to describe your experience, activities, etc., can convey the skills you have developed. These words are crucial to your purpose of obtaining a job interview. Use concrete nouns, positive modifiers and strong action verbs. Use concise phrasing rather than complete sentences. Qualify as much as possible.

SUGGESTED ACTION VERBS:

Accomplish
Act
Adapt
Adjust
Administer
Advertise
Advise
Affect
Anticipate
Approach
Approve
Assemble
Assess
Assist
Budget
Build
Calculate
Catalog
Chair
Clarify
Collaborate
Conceive
Conceptualize      
Conduct
Construct
Consult
Coordinate
Counsel
Create
Define
Delegate
Demonstrate
Design
Determine
Develop
Direct
Distribute
Edit
Educate
Establish
Evaluate
Expand
Expedite
Facilitate
Formulate
Generate
Govern
Guide
Hire
Identify
Implement
Improve
Increase
Influence
Initiate
Institute
Instruct
Integrate
Interpret
Investigate      
Invent
Launch
Lecture
Maintain
Manage
Market
Master
Mediate
Merchandise
Moderate
Modify
Monitor
Motivate
Obtain
Operate
Organize
Participate
Perform
Persuade
Plan
Present
Preside
Process
Produce
Promote
Provide
Propose
Publicize
Recommend     
Record
Recruit
Reduce
Renew
Report
Represent
Research
Resolve
Review
Revise
Scan
Schedule
Screen
Select
Serve
Simplify
Speak
Staff
Standardize
Stimulate
Summarize
Supervise
Survey
Synthesize
Teach
Train
Transmit
Utilize
Write

 

 SUGGESTED CONCRETE NOUNS AND POSITIVE MODIFIERS:

  • Actively
  • Acuity            
  • Adaptable            
  • Adept            
  • Aggressive            
  • Alert            
  • Ambitious
  • Analytical            
  • Artful                     
  • Attractive            
  • Aware            
  • Bringing new life            
  • Broad            
  • Calm            
  • Capable            
  • Capability            
  • Challenging            
  • Competent            
  • Complete            
  • Completely            
  • Conscientious            
  • Contribution            
  • Constructive            
  • Contagious            
  • Courage            
  • Creative            
  • Deeply concerned            
  • Deep Insight            
  • Deft            
  • Dependable            
  • Development            
  • Diplomatically            
  • Disciplined            
  • Discrete            
  • Earning respect            
  • Easily            
  • Effective            
  • Effectively            
  • Efficient            
  • Empathy            
  • Energetic
    Enjoying challenge

Enthusiastic
Evident
Exceptional
Exceptionally broad
Experienced
Expert
Extensively
Forceful
Foresight
Hard Worker
Highest
Highly
High-Level
Honest
Humanly oriented
Humanizing
Imaginative
Increasingly responsible         
Initiative
Innovative
Instrumental
Knowledgeable
Leading
Lifelong
Logical
Loyal
Major
Mastery
Methodical
Natural
New and improved
Objective
Objectivity
Open Minded
Outgoing
Outstanding
Participate
Particularly
Penetrating
Performance
Perceptive
Pioneering


  • Potential
    Practical
    Productive
  • Profitable            
  • Proven quickly            
  • Readily            
  • Realistic           
  • Record            
  • Reliability            
  • Repeatedly            
  • Respected            
  • Resourceful            
  • Responsible            
  • Responsive            
  • Scope self-reliant            
  • Sensitive            
  • Significantly            
  • Sincere            
  • Sophisticated            
  • Sound            
  • Specialist            
  • Stable            
  • Strong            
  • Substantial            
  • Successful            
  • Systematic            
  • Tactful            
  • Talented            
  • Thorough            
  • Thoroughly            
  • Uncommon            
  • Unique            
  • Unusual            
  • Unusually good grasp            
  • Urgently            
  • Versatile            
  • Very sophisticated            
  • Vigorous            
  • Warm            
  • Well-rounded            
  • Will relocate            
  • Will travel

 

Contact Kathy if you have questions.