What are some good words that employers look for? Much of that depends on the field in which you are searching. However, action-based verbs are critical in appropriately and proactively describing what you did/do for an organization.

Make sure your tenses are correct. Use strong verbs such as: organized, developed, implemented, produced, increased (revenue, sales), decreased (costs, overhead), minimized, encouraged, supervised, spearheaded, designed… 

These are powerful words that make a difference! Employers are looking for such things as documented success, excellent provision of customer service, and a candidate who is boldly able to state what he/she can contribute to the overall productivity and success of an organization.

 


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Liz
06/07/2012 6:55pm

What's a good word to use instead of "coordinated" or "administered"...I use "coordinated" when speaking of travel arrangements, meetings, etc., and "administered" when speaking of programs ("I administered" the tuition reimbursement program"). Are there better words to use? Are these "overused"?

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Get Hired and Beyond
06/08/2012 12:29pm

Administered and coordinated are great action verbs as long as you work others in as well.

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