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Resume Keywords and Phrases

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Power Words

Use the following words to accurately describe your experience and accomplishments. Break out your thesaurus if you are still stuck for the right verb or adjective.

Adept
Administered
Adroit
Assessed
Authored
Capable
Challenging
Cohesive
Collaborate
Communication
Competent
Conceptualized
Conducted
Consistently
Conveyed
Demonstrated
Designed
Determined
Developed
Diligence
Driven
Dynamic
Effective
Enhanced
Establish
Exceptional
Exceeded
Expert
Extensive
Evaluated
Facilitated
Focus
Implemented
Inspired
Instrumental
Introduced
Launched
Liaison
Managed
Mastery
Maximized
Mentored
Motivated
Negotiated
Outstanding
Oversaw
Performed
Persistent
Presented
Proficient
Promoted
Rapid
Recognized
Recommend
Recruited
Skilled
Succeeded
Successful
Superior
Supervised
Tenacious
Trained
Unique
Utilized

Phrases

These are just a few examples of phrases that could be used in your resume. Use the power words above to create descriptive phrases such as . . .

Solutions-oriented
Results-driven
Well organized
Highly motivated
Top-ranked

Use phrases such as these to describe qualitative accomplishments . . .

Increased revenue by 200%
Exceeded Goals by 20%
Decreased costs by $1 Million
Impacted cost of . . . by $400,000
Team ranked #1
Exceeded quotas by . . .
Exceeded expectations
Improved productivity
Substantially improved . . .by 40%
Consistently ranked number one

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