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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Best and Worst Terms to Use

When writing resumes for entry level jobs, recruiters and employers will likely appreciate some keywords, while dismiss others.  In the following post, learn some of the best and worst terms to use on a resume.

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, over 2,200 recruiters and hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they like, and don’t like, to see in your resume. Check out this list, and then review your resume (at least) one more time…


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Posted April 26, 2012 by

50+ Strong Action Verbs You Need to Use on Your Resume Now

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Stop using passive terms on your resume; passive terms dilute the quality and value of what you offer the employer.  Seriously, if you’re using any of the following terminology, you need to make a change today!

Demonstrated mastery of … Responsibility for … Duties included … Worked with … Familiar with … Knowledge of (or) Knowledgeable in …

These passive terms are not action-oriented, and they make for a rather lackluster resume.  Instead, show the employer exactly what you’re capable of achieving and bringing to the table!  Below you’ll find a list of 50+ strong action verbs that you can put on your resume NOW to spice things up! (more…)

Posted April 26, 2012 by

20 Action-Oriented Words You Can Use On Your Resume Today!

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Need to make an impact with your resume but not quite sure how?  Or maybe you know your resume is missing something but you just aren’t sure what?  Using strong, action-oriented words on your resume can change the perception people will have of your resume—and of you as a candidate.  If you’re stumped by word choice, using passive terminology such as: duties included … and responsible for … then I’m talking to you!

Below you’ll find a list of 20 action-oriented words you can start using on your resume today! (more…)