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81 Verbs That Will Instantly Boost Your Resume

Having a resume that draws in attention is crucial to thriving in today’s job market. The same basic resumes you did to get your job in high school aren’t going to cut it in today’s extremely competitive market.

Luckily, there are a ton of resources in the world that are dedicated to creating impressive resumes. There are also a lot of free resources(like this post) that can aide you in molding your perfect resume.

Remember when constructing your resume to be yourself most importantly. Trying to project yourself as something you aren’t will be easily seen by people who literally just read resumes back to back. Originality but also putting your best, most polished foot forward will help you get in and stay in the job or career you want.

If you are having trouble with coming up with verbs or just want to spruce up your current resume try one of these:

  1. chaired
  2. controlled
  3. coordinated
  4. executed
  5. orchestrated
  6. produced
  7. administered
  8. engineered
  9. established
  10. implemented
  11. incorporated
  12. initiated
  13. launched
  14. conserved
  15. consolidated
  16. reconciled
  17. yielded
  18. accelerated
  19. achieved
  20. capitalized
  21. delivered
  22. expanded
  23. expedited
  24. generated
  25. maximized
  26. sustained
  27. centralized
  28. converted
  29. integrated
  30. modified
  31. refined
  32. restricted
  33. refocused
  34. streamlined
  35. strengthened
  36. aligned
  37. directed
  38. facilitated
  39. mobilized
  40. regulated
  41. supervised
  42. trained
  43. acquired
  44. negotiated
  45. secured
  46. partnered
  47. advised
  48. advocated
  49. arbitrated
  50. resolved
  51. analyzed
  52. assessed
  53. calculated
  54. evaluated
  55. explored
  56. identified
  57. interpreted
  58. investigated
  59. mapped
  60. qualified
  61. surveyed
  62. tracked
  63. briefed
  64. campaigned
  65. composed
  66. conveyed
  67. counseled
  68. documented
  69. lobbied
  70. promoted
  71. delegated
  72. enforced
  73. itemized
  74. monitored
  75. verified
  76. attained
  77. awarded
  78. demonstrated
  79. outperformed
  80. exceeded
  81. succeeded

 

If you already have your resume ready, then try seeing if any of the words that you currently have can be replaced by one of the words above. Something as small as changing “counted inventory” to “itemized inventory” can make a big difference.

I hope this list was helpful, if you can think of any other words or phrases that should be included in your resume please leave them in the comments below. Thanks! 

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