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What are resume power words? Power words in your resume are eye-catching, action verbs and always followed by a detailed, meaningful and concise example of an awesome achievement.
Of course, you should use these words with caution. Stuffing all 20 into your resume is probably not going to do the trick – quality over quantity here. Carefully handpick the words that are most relevant to your experience and job description.
Again (we can’t emphasize this enough) make sure you back it up with a concrete detail about your achievement.
- Set goals
*This list is inspired by Boston College Career Center
Bonus tip: While we’re at it, here’s a list of some worn out adjectives and phrases that you should try to steer clear of if you truly want to stand out. Using these words isn’t going to sabotage your chances or anything (that’s a bit extreme).
These are just some of the most overused buzzwords found on resume, according to LinkedIn. So if you want to be less generic, avoid these:
- Extensive experience
- Track record
- Problem solving