December 12, 2018

100 Most Powerful Resume Words & How to use them

The words that you put in your resume matter a lot. A resume is your initial tool to sell yourself
to the employer. Hence each and every word in your resume must have an inner strength and thrust coming out of it that will drive your recruiter to take you in. But then again don’t use
clichéd or overused buzzwords in your resume.

Why Use Powerful Words in Your Resume

When you use powerful words in your resume you attract the recruiter, but when you use the most common and overused buzzwords you just portray yourself as another common guy whom the HR has been screening and rejecting all day.

So here is a list of 100 most powerful resume words and also a list of 10 overused buzzwords in LinkedIn.

100 Powerful Words for Your Resume

1. Advanced
2. Assigned
3. Assessed
4. Absorbed
5. Accelerated
6. Attained
7. Attracted
8. Announced
9. Appraised
10. Budgeted
11. Bolstered
12. Balanced
13. Boosted
14. Bargained
15. Benefited
16. Beneficial
17. Comply
18. Critiqued
19. Closed
20. Collaborated
21. Designed
22. Delegated
23. Demonstrated
24. Developed
25. Detected
26. Efficient
27. Enhanced
28. Excelled

29. Exceeded
30. Enriched
31. Fulfilled
32. Financed
33. Forecasted
34. Formulated
35. Generated
36. Guided
37. Granted
38. Helped
39. Hosted
40. Implemented
41. Investigated
42. Increased
43. Initiated
44. Influenced
45. Integrated
46. Identified
47. Instituted
48. Justified
49. Listed
50. Logged
51. Maintained
52. Mentored
53. Measured
54. Multiplied
55. Negotiated
56. Observed
57. Operated
58. Obtained
59. Promoted
60. Presented
61. Programmed
62. Provided
63. Projected
64. Qualified
65. Quantified
66. Quoted

67. Recommended
68. Refine
69. Revamp
70. Reacted
71. Retained
72. Recovered
73. Reinstated
74. Rejected
75. Sustained
76. Skilled
77. Saved
78. Scheduled
79. Supported
80. Secured
81. Simplified
82. Screened
83. Segmented
84. Streamlined
85. Strengthened
86. Triumphed
87. Troubleshoot
88. Taught
89. Tutored
90. Translated
91. Trained
92. Uncovered
93. United
94. Unified
95. Updated
96. Upgraded
97. Validated
98. Viewed
99. Worldwide
100. Witnessed

Overused Buzzwords

The problem with buzzwords is that everyone uses them and they sound kind of vague. Rather
than telling people what you can do or you have done, show them that using your resume. That is why filling up your resume with all these words do not do the trick.

Creative resume template with tiles.

You need to show yourself in that way. You are distinctive and you have an individual set of skill that the employers are looking for. You must make a resume as exclusive as you are. So, make a resume
that specifically describes you. Here are the top 10 overused buzzwords in the LinkedIn profiles
in USA-2010.

  • Extensive experience
  • Innovative
  • Motivated
  • Results-oriented
  • Dynamic
  • Proven track record
  • Team player
  • Fast-paced
  • Problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial

Your resume is an extension of your brand and hence make yourself unique!

Related Blogs:

Top 10 Profile BuzzWords

Overused Buzzwords in your resume

Top Resume Words for You

Mainul Kabir Aion

Data Story Teller, Content Strategist, and WordPress Blogger. Passionate about Researching, Data Analysis, and Content Marketing. Always ready to learn new things and take challenges. Loves to help and empower people.

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