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Best Powerful Words required on your resume.

168 Best Powerful Words required on your resume.

168 Best Powerful Words that can get you a Job

Resumes and Interviews are two superb weapons a candidate has in order to prove his skills and talent. If utilized in the right way, with the right approach can get things right. I do believe, more than the technical interviewer or the hiring manager, it’s the candidates who 60-70% take control of the flow of the interview.

Some candidates always plan what to wear, when to leave, their planned route, dress style and also what to have and what to avoid in their resume. I personally learned this strategy from a Solution Architect (22 yrs) who was very much impressive in all his approach from the day I shortlisted his resume to the day I met him on boarding. Every approach was planned.

I do believe – it’s the talent, planned approach and the way he expressed (words) in his resume and also in the interview made a difference. He revealed most of his secrets, on how he cracked 3 interviews on the day we met for a coffee break, two months later.

I handled….I managed…I was responsible for…I led a team of…I controlled.….all such words and much more were used in the resume and also reflected in his interviews

He focused on targeting the Title and the bullet points to be used with appropriate keywords or powerful words. (After some days, I even have seen such pattern of words in some of the candidates who manage their projects be someone who Interacts with the client or someone who delivers or handles responsibilities even at an experience of 2 yrs)

These words play a major role since you may have seen most of the top team of managers or the hiring managers using such words over and over again in order to deliver their successful project delivery or sometimes even to show their awesome accomplishments, whenever necessary.

So let’s plan to become more creative and innovative in our approach whenever next time we design our resume or even to modify the earlier one. No matter what duty or accomplishments you are trying to show off, we have got the right word or Power word or Power verb to be used in your success.

Check out the best-shortlisted list below and get ready to make your resume attractive and truly awesome.

Whenever you led a team or a Project.

If you have led a team or a project then you should express in the right words mentioned below.  Also make sure that you don’t express too much something to which you never used or never worked, since these words, if not used in right way, can also play a major role in your rejections. So when you led a project, you avoid using Led and start using words like; 

  1. Headed
  2. Planned
  3. Controlled
  4. Coordinate
  5. Operated
  6. Executed
  7. Organized
  8. Produced
  9. Programmed
  10. Chaired

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You played a major role to bring a change or new life to a project.

If you have actually developed, created or introduced a project into your company then you should use words like;

  1. Administered
  2. Created
  3. Designed
  4. Developed
  5. Founded
  6. Built
  7. Established
  8. Initiated
  9. Introduced
  10. Implemented
  11. Incorporated
  12. Launched
  13. Formalized
  14. Formulated
  15. Formed
  16. Devised
  17. Spearheaded
  18. Engineered

You saved the company time or money.

Hiring Managers always loves candidates who have helped them to save cost and operate efficiently. If you want to express how you saved, you can use the below words,

  1. Conserved
  2. Consolidated
  3. Decreased
  4. Deducted
  5. Diagnosed
  6. Lessened
  7. Reconciled
  8. Lessened
  9. Reduced
  10. Yielded

You Increased Efficiency, Sales, Revenue, or Customer Satisfaction

If you played a major role to boost your company’s progress in numbers then you are bound to impress. In such cases, you should use.

  1. Achieved
  2. Advanced
  3. Accelerated
  4. Boosted
  5. Capitalized
  6. Delivered
  7. Enhanced
  8. Expanded
  9. Expedited
  10. Gained
  11. Generated
  12. Improved
  13. Lifted
  14. Maximized
  15. Stimulated
  16. Sustained

You played a role to bring a change or improvement in the organization.

From old version to the latest upgraded, you worked for the improvements of the organizations. In order to express the same, you should use words like;

  1. Converted
  2. Customized
  3. Centralized
  4. Clarified
  5. Integrated
  6. Influenced
  7. Modified
  8. Merged
  9. Refined
  10. Redesigned
  11. Remodelled
  12. Reorganized
  13. Refocused
  14. Rehabilitated
  15. Restructured
  16. Revitalized
  17. Replaced
  18. Revamped
  19. Standardized
  20. Simplified
  21. Strengthened
  22. Upgraded
  23. Updated
  24. Transformed

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You Managed a Team.

Instead of reciting your management duties, like “Led a team…” or “Managed employees…” show what an inspirational leader you were, with terms like:

  1. Aligned
  2. Cultivated
  3. Directed
  4. Enabled
  5. Facilitated
  6. Fostered
  7. Guided
  8. Hired
  9. Inspired
  10. Mentored
  11. Mobilized
  12. Motivated
  13. Recruited
  14. Regulated
  15. Shaped
  16. Supervised
  17. Trained
  18. Unified
  19. United

You brought new clients or partners, funds or resources.

If you brought the news clients with awesome success to your projects, feel free to express using the following,

  1. Acquired
  2. Navigated
  3. Negotiated
  4. Partnered
  5. Secured

You Supported Customers.

If your role or duty was to manage the customers or clients, then you should be smarter to express like the one mentioned below.

  1. Advised
  2. Advocated
  3. Coached
  4. Consulted
  5. Educated
  6. Informed
  7. Resolved

You were good in research or analyzing things in your profile.

If your job includes research, analysis or fact finding, then you use words like

  1. Analysed
  2. Assembled
  3. Audited
  4. Assessed
  5. Calculated
  6. Discovered
  7. Evaluated
  8. Examined
  9. Explored
  10. Forecasted
  11. Identified
  12. Investigated
  13. Integrated
  14. Measured
  15. Mapped
  16. Qualified
  17. Quantified
  18. Surveyed
  19. Tracked
  20. Tested

You Wrote or Communicated.

If your role involves communication or expressing or delivering words to gain success then you should explain just how compelling you were with the words like,

  1. Authored
  2. Campaigned
  3. Co-Authored
  4. Composed
  5. Conveyed
  6. Convinced
  7. Corresponded
  8. Counselled
  9. Defined
  10. Documented
  11. Edited
  12. Illustrated
  13. Persuaded
  14. Promoted
  15. Publicized
  16. Reviewed

You Oversaw or Regulated.

Whether you enforced protocol or managed your department’s requests, describe what you really did much better with these words,

  1. Authorized
  2. Blocked
  3. Delegated
  4. Dispatched
  5. Enforced
  6. Ensured
  7. Inspected
  8. Itemized
  9. Monitored
  10. Screened
  11. Scrutinized
  12. Verified

You Achieved Something or Success.

If you think you achieved your goal or success, then you should definitely express in the form words in your resume like,

  1. Attained
  2. Awarded
  3. Completed
  4. Demonstrated
  5. Earned
  6. Exceeded
  7. Outperformed
  8. Reached
  9. Showcased
  10. Succeeded
  11. Targeted

About Nitin Ravale

Nitin Ravale is a HR turned Pro Blogger and Youtuber who makes his living via Online Digital Marketing sources.

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