5 Musts: #4 Power Words

Your resume is typically the first impression of you. And, as we’ve seen in previous postings of the “5 Musts”, your resume will most likely be pre-sreened by a computer program or a person other than a hiring manager, and can be rejected in 30 seconds (or even less)!

So, what is another secret you can use to get your resume into the ‘Must Interview’ pile? Must #4: Power Words.

Power Words

Instead of using words such as “Responsible for”, use words that really describe what you’ve accomplished.

Here are some examples:

  • Developed
  • Managed
  • Deployed
  • Trained
  • Supervised

Freebie: Notice the use of bullets. This is another element to include in your resume to make sure accomplishments stand out from the rest of the text. Just don’t overdo it!

Now that you’ve started using power words, what can you do to make them even stronger?

Next time, Must #5: Using Numbers.

To Your Success,



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