25 Action Words to Include on Your Resume

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While work experience and education are all important parts of a resume, so too is the way in which it is written.

Experts agree that the actual words jobseekers use when writing their resume could be the difference between in catching an employer's eye and getting lost at the bottom of the pile. In addition to highlighting their job skills, the University of Michigan Career Center also advises its students to use a variety of action verbs to help make their resume pop.

Among some of the verbs they recommend using include:

  • Advised
  • Compiled
  • Critiqued
  • Coached
  • Designed
  • Directed
  • Established
  • Examined
  • Generated
  • Guided
  • Hypothesized
  • Illustrated
  • Improved
  • Influenced
  • Invented
  • Motivated
  • Negotiated
  • Ordered
  • Oversaw
  • Prepared
  • Recruited
  • Resolved
  • Supervised
  • Trained
  • Upgraded

Among the words employers encourage job candidates to leave off their resume are try, love, seasoned, experienced, creative and innovative.

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