Are you currently updating your resume? Using strong action verbs can help you project an assertive and independent image in the recruiter’s mind.

Here are some action verbs you can use for a more powerful resume: 

1. Spearheaded

Another way of saying you managed or led a project or activity, the word “spearheaded” implies drive, commitment, and passion while painting a fearless image of you tackling the challenges of the project.

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2. Initiated

This word expresses your initiative and leadership in getting the ball rolling on things, your enthusiasm in sharing your ideas, and your willingness to take on added responsibilities.

3. Implemented/Managed

The notion of implementing or managing a new process or procedure indicates strong planning and coordination skills, besides a keen eye for detail and organization.

4. Revamped

Saying that you “revamped” somethingbe it a website, an office process, or a telesales scriptmakes a strong statement: it tells the recruiter that you’ve successfully transformed or upgraded something. This demonstrates analytical skills, resourcefulness, and meticulousness to manage such an undertaking. 

5. Created/Produced

Saying you “created” or “produced” something conveys your creative skills and competence in either crafting something original on your own, or with the help of team members. Either way, it shows that you’re a go-getter. 

Increase your hireability today by choosing powerful words for your resume. Your choice of words can make or break your chances of landing an interview, so pick wisely.

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