You did more than “work” at your last job, so why is that the only way you can think of to describe it on your resume?
That piece of paper is so important when it comes to obtaining your next job — it’s what employers will look at before they even decide to meet you.
In other words, it has to be good.
And the best way to enrich that little piece of paper is by using strong verbs to describe what you did. Work? Not so much. You came, you saw, you conquered.
Okay, maybe don’t use that, but here are 209 other strong verbs for your resume to choose from as you strengthen and send out this important document.
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List of Strong Verbs to Show Off: Communication Skills
Quickly and effectively communicating with your colleagues is a foundational skill in most, if not all, industries. These verbs prove you can communicate well — in fact, the use of strong verbs is a subtle way of saying you can, too.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off Your: Creativity
Right-brainers, listen up: your skills are unique, and they deserve strong verbs to describe them. Seriously, not everyone has a creative side, so don’t be shy in showing yours off.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off: Project Management
Project management requires equal parts brain power, leadership, delegation and collaboration. The fact that you do it is seriously impressive, so the list of strong verbs you use to describe your work should be, too.
- Set (goals)
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off: A Boost in __________
This is particularly applicable to resume writers in sales, revenue, customer satisfaction or other fields with measurable levels of success. Again, let’s show off how much you meant to your last company, and how much you’ll mean to the new one.
- Doubled, Tripled, etc.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off Your: Money-Saving Skills
Just as important as it is for you to make your company money, they’ll be glad to know you can trim the fat.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off Your: Technical Prowess
It’s 2017, so you have to know your way around technology to be a viable candidate for a job these days. Of course, if your skills go above and beyond that benchmark, then by all means, show them off!
Strong Verbs List to Show Off: Regulatory Responsibilities
You’ve got an eye for detail that has served your department and company well. Fortunately, there are more ways to say it than just “regulated” alone.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off: Research Know-How
Good research is the foundation of any successful project. So many of the highest-paying jobs require you to have experience in research, too, so be sure to mention your experience with the best terms.
- Delved into
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off: Internal Improvements You Made
We’ve talked about increasing sales or decreasing expenditures, but the rest of your improvements can be described with these verbs.
List of Strong Verbs to Show Off Your: Personal Accomplishments
Did your last job give you special awards or recognition? Here’s how to tell your potential new bosses about it.
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