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Lame Verbs in Your Resume

Posted on October 17, 2022 under Resume

Lame Verbs in Your Resume
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Lame Verbs in Your Resume

Are you guilty of wasting valuable space in your resume with language that doesn't impress?

My top 3 pet peeve verbs are:

1. Supported

2. Helped

3. Assisted

And my least favorite (which isn't even a verb) is the phrase “Responsible for”…

These verbs strip all the power and glory away from you and put it on someone else who gets to take the credit for what you did.

Claim your strategies, implementations, and results!!

And while you're at it, please don't under-articulate your results either.

What other “Non-Power” verbs do you see in resumes?

– Kelley Joyce, MBA, CPC

Kelley is a career development coach who is dedicated to helping people discover their career path and land their dream jobs. Kelley and her partner Josh live in New York City from which she has served hundreds of professionals across the U.S., U.K., and Australia since 2012 to radically change their relationship with work.

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