These 8 Resume Power Words Boost Your Chances of Getting A Job

It takes most hiring managers less than 20 seconds to decide whether or not to consider you for the position. This means your resume needs to put your best foot forward.

To do that, make sure you’re using terminology that will resonate. If you want to boost your chances of getting the job, include these 8 power words in your resume today.

Led. The word “led” implies something powerful. It means that you’re more than just a worker bee. For instance, instead of saying “Responsible for a department of 10 direct reports…”, say “Led a department of 10 direct reports…”.

Improved. Find an experience where you played a critical role in making something better and highlight that experience using the word “improved.”

Launched. I love this word. Whenever someone used this word on their resume, I always took the extra time to read that portion of the resume closely.

Influenced. This is an excellent word for those who don’t have direct management experience but want to step into a leadership role. Though you may not have led any direct reports, you might have influenced their direction.

Trained. Most businesses love it when employees can directly train other employees. This takes some of the pressure off of management and also implies that you know your job well enough to teach it to someone else.

Negotiated. This term is a brilliant way to describe your ability to make deals happen. Though it may not suit every resume, try to include this term if you have experience working directly with customers, clients, or vendors in business relationships.

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