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Use power words on your resume

Below is a list of the recovery performance words on your resume and the cover letters you use when applying for jobs. With these words you can demonstrate your strengths as an employee and show why you are right for the task at hand.

Read below to learn more about the types of power words, why they are important, and how you can use them effectively. Also see below for a detailed list of power words.

You can use them to write a meaningful resume and cover letter that the hiring manager will select you.

Why use Powerwords?

Power words are useful for a number of reasons. First, many hiring managers quickly inundate all of the resumes and cover letters they receive. These power words will jump off your side and quickly show the hiring manager that you have the skills and other qualifications for the job.

Because employers read so many applications, the language becomes repetitive and boring. When your language is the same as everyone else's it will be difficult for you to stand out. Good, thoughtful wording sets you apart from other candidates.

Finally, power words (especially keywords) are useful when a company is using an applicant tracking system (ATS). These tracking systems help screen applications so employers only have to focus on the top candidates. One way an ATS works is to get rid of resumes that are missing certain keywords.

By including these words, by making it through the ATS, you increase your changes and have a human read your application.

Types of Power Words

Action verbs - One type of power word is an action verb. This type of verb shows your ability to be successful. These words show the skills that you have used in previous jobs to be successful.

Examples of action verbs are "fulfilled", "designed", "initiated" and "supervised".

Corporate values - To show that you are a good fit for the company, use key terms that the company uses to describe itself. You may find this language on the company's About Us page or in the job posting. For example, if the company identifies itself as "innovative", a word that you put on your resume could be "innovative" or "innovative". You may also choose synonyms for the words "About Us" on the company website. I want to avoid sounding like you are simply repeating your ideas.

Popular skill words - There are certain skills and qualities that almost every employer looks for in a job candidate. For example, employers always want an employee who is responsible, passionate, and a strong leader. Try using this type of language (or words related to that language) to show that you have these essential skills.

keywords - Keywords are words from the job posting that relate to specific skills or other requirements for the job. By embedding them on your resume or cover letter, you demonstrate at a glance that you meet the requirements of the job.

Industry buzzwords and jargon - Every industry has certain keywords that are important.

Exact knowledge and use of these words shows that you have the skills necessary to work in the field. Sprinkle the right buzzwords on your resume and cover letters to demonstrate that you understand and are a part of the industry.

Also, of course, make sure you understand any jargon you use. The wrong jargon indicates that you do not know what you are talking about and are not qualified for the position. Learn more about the best and worst buzzwords here.

How to Use Power Words

You can include these power words on your resume. For example, include action verbs in your job descriptions. You could also include power words in your summary summary.

You can also use this language in your cover letter. When describing some of your skills and accomplishments in the letter, use these words to highlight your application.

Remember to vary the words you use - repeating the same word (even power words) leads to a boring reading experience and doesn't show the hiring manager the breadth of your skills. Use a variety of terms that best describe your performance to help employers understand the scope of your performance.

Finally, only include power words that you understand. For example, if you try to incorporate jargon you've never heard of, you won't be informed and your application probably won't get a second look. Only use terms that you are familiar with.

Power words for resumes and cover letters

DISPLAY

  • Absorb
  • Accelerate
  • access
  • To reach
  • Accrue
  • Acquire
  • Afford
  • plot
  • activate
  • To adjust
  • address
  • To adjust
  • Manage
  • Advertise
  • To advise
  • Advocate
  • To confirm
  • Help
  • Attentive
  • Align
  • Assign
  • Analyze
  • Apply
  • Rate it
  • Authorize
  • Convey
  • Arranged
  • Assemble
  • judge
  • Assign
  • Help
  • To reach
  • Authorize
  • Forgive
  • begin
  • Short
  • Bring
  • transmission
  • budget
  • To build
  • business
  • calculation
  • campaign
  • To confirm
  • Chair
  • change
  • diagram
  • Check
  • Choose
  • Clarify
  • Classify
  • Trainer
  • Working together
  • sort by
  • Collect
  • Combine
  • Communicate
  • to compare
  • Compile
  • Complete
  • Obey
  • Compose
  • To calculate
  • Conceptualize
  • Conclude
  • Condense
  • behavior
  • To lend
  • Configure
  • Connect
  • Save up
  • Consolidate
  • To build
  • Consult
  • Contact
  • Continue
  • Contribute
  • control
  • Convert
  • Convey
  • To convince
  • coordinate
  • Correspond
  • advice
  • criticism
  • Care for
  • To adjust
  • Decide
  • To explain
  • decline
  • Decorate
  • Dedicate
  • Define
  • Delegate
  • Deliver
  • Demonstrate
  • Devalue
  • Describe
  • design
  • Detail oriented
  • Determine
  • Develop
  • development
  • Develop
  • Diagnose
  • Direct
  • shipping
  • Dosing
  • To distribute
  • document
  • design

E - H

  • To edit
  • Raising
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Stress
  • Encourage
  • Energized
  • Force
  • engineer
  • Improve
  • Ensure
  • Excited
  • establish
  • Estimate
  • Rate it
  • Investigate
  • To run
  • Expand
  • Accelerate
  • Experience
  • To explain
  • Fabricate
  • Facilitate
  • Finances
  • focus
  • forecast
  • Formulate
  • promote
  • Funds
  • Deliver
  • Win
  • to generate
  • graduate
  • To greet
  • To lead
  • Handle
  • Help
  • Rent
  • host

I AM

  • Identify
  • Illustrate
  • To implement
  • Improve
  • Improvise
  • Increase
  • index
  • Influence
  • To inform
  • Initiate
  • initiative
  • Innovate
  • To inspire
  • To install
  • Institute
  • Integrate
  • To interact
  • Interested
  • interview
  • To introduce
  • Investigate
  • List
  • To join
  • Justify
  • Knowledge
  • Start
  • guide
  • Learn
  • lecture
  • Reduce
  • Elevator
  • shortcut
  • listen
  • Care for
  • Manage
  • management
  • Manipulate
  • map
  • market
  • measure up
  • Convey
  • Merging
  • Mobilize
  • To change
  • monitor
  • Motivate

N - S

  • Negotiate
  • Observe
  • Receive
  • to open
  • Work
  • assignment
  • To organize
  • origin
  • Overtaking
  • Outperform
  • Participate
  • Passion
  • To run
  • To convince
  • To plan
  • Practically
  • Prepare
  • gift
  • Prevent
  • Printed
  • Prioritize
  • priority
  • To process
  • To produce
  • Professional
  • program
  • Project
  • Promote
  • Propose
  • view
  • To prove
  • Provide
  • Publish
  • purchase
  • Follow
  • To qualify
  • Run
  • rating
  • To reach
  • Receive
  • Recommend
  • Reconcile
  • recording
  • Recruit
  • To reduce
  • Refer
  • Refocus
  • Regulate
  • Reorganize
  • repair
  • Replace
  • report
  • Represented
  • research
  • Reservations
  • determination
  • React
  • responsibility
  • Restore
  • Restructure
  • Results
  • Result-oriented
  • Recall
  • review
  • Revise
  • Revitalize
  • Time schedule
  • screen
  • search
  • To back up
  • Seize
  • Choose
  • Send
  • Serve
  • share
  • Showcase
  • Simplify
  • skill
  • solution
  • To solve
  • sort by
  • Specialize
  • Specify
  • sponsor
  • Employee
  • Standardize
  • Beginning
  • success
  • Propose
  • Sum up
  • Monitor
  • Deliver
  • support
  • Outperform
  • survey
  • Sustain

T - Z

  • aim
  • to teach
  • team
  • team player
  • exam
  • In time
  • track
  • trade
  • train
  • Act
  • Transcribe
  • Transform
  • Translate
  • Transfer
  • transport
  • tutor
  • Unite
  • To update
  • Update
  • To use
  • Use
  • To confirm
  • value
  • Check
  • view
  • Volunteers
  • Clock
  • To weigh
  • witness
  • victory
  • Write
  • yield

More ways to use Power Words in your job search

Your resume and cover letter aren't the only places to prioritize Powerwords. You're also impressive in one-on-one meetings with hiring managers - here's more on powerful words to use in your next interview.