60 powerful keywords you can use in your resume 

27-Dec-2016 18:17:08

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by Yolanda Graham

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Your resume is the first point of contact between you and your prospective employer, so you’ll want to make a good first impression with a well-written resume.

While highlighting your accomplishments and backing them up with proof is crucial, you may also want to use powerful keywords that will help you stand out from the rest.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of keywords you can use to catch the attention of potential employers.

 

Leadership and management

  1. Launched
  2. Strengthened
  3. Trained
  4. Coached
  5. Oversaw
  6. Maximised
  7. Initiated
  8. Developed
  9. Headed
  10. Founded

 

Critical thinking

  1. Analysed
  2. Created
  3. Conducted
  4. Formulated
  5. Evaluated
  6. Applied
  7. Resolved
  8. Examined
  9. Audited
  10. Appraised

 

Organisation

  1. Planned
  2. Arranged
  3. Maintained
  4. Monitored
  5. Organised
  6. Scheduled
  7. Researched
  8. Solved
  9. Streamlined
  10. Produced

 

Communication

  1. Negotiated
  2. Authored
  3. Convinced
  4. Addressed
  5. Defined
  6. Edited
  7. Wrote
  8. Influenced
  9. Interviewed
  10. Presented

 

Teamwork

  1. Collaborated
  2. Contributed
  3. Coordinated
  4. Coached
  5. Enabled
  6. Partnered
  7. Motivated
  8. Participated
  9. Mediated
  10. Directed

 

Achievement

  1. Improved
  2. Achieved
  3. Increased/Decreased
  4. Won
  5. Resolved
  6. Expanded
  7. Spearheaded
  8. Transformed
  9. Surpassed
  10. Completed

 

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Topics: professional development, jobseeker tips

Yolanda Graham

Written by Yolanda Graham

Hi, I'm Yolanda Graham. I'm the Content Marketing Manager here at JobStreet Education. I hope to inspire you to reach higher in your career and live life to the fullest. If you'd like to say hi or have any ideas or requests, please leave a comment!

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