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Power Words for Resume Writing

The following is a list of descriptor words that can be used when describing details in a resume.

These are especially useful if an employer is searching a resume database for these words.

A  B  C  D  E  F   G  H  I  J  K  L  M
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U   V  W  X  Y  Z

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A

accomplished advertised arranged
achieved advised assembled
acquired analyzed assisted
adapted appraised audited
adjusted approved augmented
administered arbitrated authored

B

budgeted built

C

calculated conceived coordinated
catalogued conceptualized copyrighted
charted conducted corrected
closed (a deal) consolidated corresponded
coached constructed counseled
compared consulted created
compiled contacted cultivated
completed controlled
composed convinced

D

debugged detected discovered
decreased determined dispatched
delegated developed distributed
delivered devised documented
designated diagnosed
designed directed

E

edited enhanced examined
elicited enlarged exceeded
eliminated established executed
empowered estimated expanded
engineered evaluated explained

F

fired flagged formulated
founded

G

gathered generated guided

H

headed hired

I

identified initiated interpreted
ignited innovated interviewed
implemented inspected invented
improved installed inventoried
increased instituted
influenced instructed

J

justified

L

lectured lobbied logged
led

M

maintained mediated motivated
managed modified
manufactured monitored

N

negotiated

O

obtained ordered overhauled
operated organized

P

patented prepared programmed
performed presented promoted
persuaded presided proposed
placed processed provided
planned produced purchased
posted proficient

Q

quantified qualified

R

recognized reorganized researched
recommended repaired restored
reconciled replaced reviewed
reduced reported revised
referred represented
regulated rescued

S

scheduled sold suggested
screened solved supervised
selected steered supplied
served streamlined systematized
simplified studied

T

taught tracked transcribed
tested trained translated
traced

U

updated utilized

V

vended

W

won wrote