Resume Power Words

As we know, the way we do business is steadily changing. Thus, it also changes what we need to capture the attention of a recruiter, human resource business partner, and/or manager when applying for these businesses and/or organizations. This is where Power Words come into play. Power Words are action words or verbs. A Power Word can definitely catch a person's eye and attention if used correctly. There are several tools businesses/organizations are utilizing in order to minimize their time spent on candidates who do not possess the skills the business/organization is looking for currently.



Power Words (Resource: https://wecruitr.io/project/80-power-words-for-a-resume-verbs-and-keywords-to-use/)


Words for Leading People, Projects, and Tasks

  • Led

  • Organized

  • Orchestrated

  • Oversaw

  • Managed

  • Chaired

  • Headed

  • Coordinated

  • Facilitated

  • Guided

  • Mentored

  • Supervised

Words for Improving a Process

  • Accelerated

  • Increased

  • Optimized

  • Re-engineered

  • Reorganized

  • Retooled

  • Transformed

  • Adjusted

  • Calibrated

  • Re-calibrated

  • Modified

  • Overhauled

  • Restructured

  • Revamped

Words for Creating a New Process or Initiative

  • Planned

  • Piloted

  • Pioneered

  • Built

  • Started

  • Initiated

  • Founded

  • Created

  • Devised

  • Implemented

  • Established

Words for Saving Money or Resources for the Company

  • Conserved

  • Saved

  • Reduced

  • Decreased

  • Improved

  • Prevented

Please keep in mind that when starting your bullet points off with a Power Word, it can set your resume up to be captured quicker and for your future employer to understand what you did and accomplished through past work experiences and education. There are additional categories of power words at the link located above, so be sure to head over to check those out.


Please contact me if you need your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn account set up, grant services, or consulting services. I am here to assist you. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, and please pass it onto your family, friends, co-workers.

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