A Quick Guide To Great Words for Your Resume




Here are words that sound good on resumes of college students. You are just starting our, with no experience, but you got to show your value:

- Fluent (so you know languages)

- Hnors (so you were a good student), led (so you have leadership qualities)

- Achievement (so you were a great student), and

- Dean's list (so you were a remarkably spectacular student).

 

Examples of 'fluffy words' to remove from your resume

 

Outstanding

Exceptional

Highly skilled

Excellent

Organized

Good communicator

Top-notch

Creative

Innovative

Team player

Extensive experience

Participated in

Leveraged

Hardworking

Experienced

Loyal

Dependable

 

Also read the guide to 'resumes', which covers what should go in each section of your resume.

 

Also read the guide to be 'Star at work' for more ideas.

 

 

Action words/Power Verbs for Resume and Cover Letters

 

Tip:

- Use present tense verbs in your profile and qualifications summary and when creating task, responsibility and accomplishment bullet points for a current position.

 

- Use past-tense verbs to describe previous positions and work experience.

 

Achievements/Awards

Accelerated, Generated, Prescribed, Accomplished , Grew, Produced, Achieved, Honored, Prevailed, Arose, Improved, Raised, Attained, Increased, Realized, Awarded, Introduced, Reduced, Chosen, Lessened, Revitalized, Completed, Mastered, Streamlined, Consummated, Maximized, Surpassed, Circumvented , Minimized, Topped, Established, Outperformed , Transformed, Exceeded, Overachieved , Won, Founded, Overcame

 

Communication

Addressed, Disseminated , Profiled, Advertised, Documented, Proofread, Advised, Drafted, Publicized, Alerted, Edited, Published, Amended, Emailed, Queried, Announced, Generated, Questioned, Answered, Emphasized, Recorded, Arbitrated, Explained, Relayed, Articulated, Expressed, Reported, Authored, Framed, Responded, Branded, Highlighted, Rewrote, Briefed, Informed, Scribed, Broadcasted, Interacted, Search Engine Optimized (SEO’d), Chronicled, Interfaced, Shared, Circulated, Interpreted, Socialized, Cited, Interviewed, Specified, Clarified, Liaised, Spoke, Commended, Listened, Suggested, Communicated , Logged, Synthesized, Compiled, Mediated, Talked, Condensed, Moderated, Telegraphed, Consulted, Narrated, Transcribed, Contacted, Notated, Translated, Conveyed, Notified, Transmitted, Convinced, Outlined, Tweeted, Corresponded , Penned, Verbalized, Crowd Sourced , Portrayed, Wrote, Debated, Posted, Defined, Presented, Detailed, Proclaimed

 

Creativity/Innovation

Accentuated, Drew, Merchandised, Advertised, Enhanced, Originated, Animated, Enlivened, Patented, Architected, Envisioned, Personalized, Brainstormed , Exhibited, Piloted, Captivated, Fashioned, Pioneered, Captured, Formulated, Photographed, Composed, Graphed, Redesigned, Conceived, Hypothesized , Renewed, Conceptualized, Illustrated , Revolutionized, Crafted, Imaged, Sculpted, Created, Imagined, Shaped, Customized, Improvised, Showcased, Designed, Initiated, Sketched, Devised, Innovated, Storyboarded, Differentiated, Instituted, Unveiled, Displayed, Invented, Visualized, Drafted, Marketed

 

Leadership

Advocated, Enabled, Led, Aroused, Energized, Lobbied, Assembled, Encouraged, Mentored, Bolstered, Engaged, Mobilized, Campaigned, Enlisted, Modeled, Catapulted, Enticed, Moderated, Chaired, Enthused, Motivated, Challenged, Focused, Nurtured, Championed, Furthered, Parlayed, Coached, Garnered, Persuaded, Compromised, Guided, Rallied, Counseled, Ignited, Sparked, Drove, Influenced, Spearheaded, Elected, Infused, Spurred, Elicited, Inspired, Steered, Empowered, Instilled, Stimulated

 

Project Management/Supervisory work

Absorbed, Discharged, Prepared, Accounted for, Dissolved, Prioritized, Accrued, Dispensed, Procured, Acted, Dispersed, Projected, Adopted, Doubled, Promoted, Administered , Economized, Provisioned, Aligned, Elevated, Pruned, Allocated, Eliminated, Quantified, Amended, Enacted, Ratcheted, Anticipated, Ensured, Rated, Appointed, Estimated, Reapportioned, Appraised, Examined, Recognized, Appropriated , Executed, Recommended, Approved, Extracted, Recruited, Assessed, Facilitated, Redefined, Audited, Forecasted, Reinforced, Augmented, Fought, Reigned in, Authorized, Fulfilled, Reorganized, Avoided, Furnished, Researched, Benchmarked, Funded, Restructured, Budgeted, Gained, Required, Calculated, Gauged, Reversed, Capitalized, Governed, Reviewed, Carried out, Hired, Revised, Carved out, Injected, Risked, Cemented, Intervened, Saved, Charged, Justified, Seized, Charted, Leveraged, Set goals, Checked, Magnified, Sharpened, Chose, Managed, Shortened, Commanded, Mandated, Slashed, Commended, Maneuvered, Solicited, Compared, Measured, Sourced, Complied, Mitigated, Supervised, Contracted, Monitored, Sustained, Controlled, Mounted, Terminated, Convened, Navigated, Transferred, Critiqued, Normalized, Trimmed, Cut, Off shored, Tripled, Decided, Orchestrated , Turned, Deduced, Outsourced, Vetted, Delineated, Oversaw, Weighed, Delegated, Planned, Withstood , Designated, Praised, Directed, Predicted

 

Teamwork

Acknowledged , Diversified, Melded, Amassed, Embraced, Merged, Anchored, Elevated, Nominated, Assimilated, Encouraged, Organized, Augmented, Energized, Participated, Balanced, Enlisted, Partnered, Blended, Forged, Supplemented, Buoyed, Fostered, Syncopated, Collaborated , Gathered, Teamed, Coalesced, Harmonized, United, Contributed, Ignited, Volunteered, Coordinated, Joined, Wove, Cultivated, Married

 

Technical Work

Accelerated, Equipped, Qualified, Added, Evaluated, Quality Assured, Adopted, Expunged, Ranked, Aggregated, Extended, Realigned, Analyzed, Extracted, Rebooted, Applied, Extrapolated , Rebuilt, Assembled, Fabricated, Reconciled, Authenticated, Finalized, Reconstructed, Automated, Fine-Tuned, Recovered, Backed-up, Formatted, Rectified, Balanced, Functionalized, Re-engineered, Blocked, Grouped, Refreshed, Boosted, Hosted, Reinforced, Branched, Identified, Rehabilitated, Bridged, Implemented, Released, Built, Initialized, Remodeled, Bundled, Installed, Replicated, Calculated, Integrated, Restored, Calibrated, Isolated, Retooled, Certified, Launched, Retrieved, Changed, Licensed, Retrofitted, Checked, Linked, Revamped, Classified, Loaded, Revised, Cleaned, Maintained, Road mapped, Cleansed, Manufactured , Rolled out, Cleared, Mapped, Rotated, Coded, Mechanized, Routed, Collocated, Merged, Safeguarded, Computed, Migrated, Salvaged, Computerized , Mined, Scanned, Configured, Mirrored, Scoped, Consolidated , Mobilized, Scrubbed, Constructed, Modeled, Secured, Corrected, Modified, Selected, Debugged, Moved, Sequenced, Deciphered, Networked, Solved, Decoded, Neutralized, Stabilized, Dedicated, Operated, Standardized, Defended, Optimized, Straddled, Delivered, Overhauled, Systematized, Deployed, Packaged, Tested, Digitized, Patched, Toggled, Discovered, Penetrated, Traced, Dispatched, Pinpointed, Transitioned, Distributed, Prevented, Updated, Duplicated, Prioritized, Upgraded, Enabled, Processed, Validated, Engineered, Programmed, Verified, Enhanced, Protected, Virtualized, Eradicated, Prototyped, Web-enabled, Estimated, Provisioned

 

Training

Assessed, Enriched, Lectured, Adapted, Enrolled, Showed, Advised, Familiarized , Taught, Demonstrated , Honed, Trained, Demystified, Indoctrinated , Tutored, Dispensed, Informed, Educated, Instructed

 

User/Technical Support

Appeased, Formatted, Resolved, Allayed, Inspected, Responded, Ascertained, Inventoried, Satisfied, Assisted, Investigated, Scheduled, Assured, Issued, Served, Cabled, Labeled, Serviced, Closed, Located, Set up, Connected, Logged, Shipped, Corrected, Monitored, Supported, Diagnosed, Performed, Sustained, Dispatched, Pleased, Ticketed, Dissected, Prioritized, Tracked, Eased, Racked, Trailed, Escalated, Remedied, Triaged, Expedited, Repaired, Troubleshot, Fixed, Requisitioned – Uncovered

 

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