Resume’ Keywords — help you stand out in the crowd

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Effective resumes take more than the best paper, eye-catching fonts and proper formatting. As writer and blogger Debra auerbach write in Sunday’s (June 2, 2013) Courier-Post, it takes keywords.

Here is a comprehensive list — many of which are in Chapter 6 of The Public Relatins Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators. Many are action verbs. Others are self-descriptive words. research proves, keywords do work.

Here is my list thanks to the Internet and my books:

Action Verbs…

accelerated activated adapted administered analyzed
approved assisted completed conceived conduced
controlled coordinated created delegated developed
directed eliminated established evaluated expanded
expedited experienced expanded facilitated generated
implemented improved increased influenced initiated
interpreted launched lead lectured maintained
managed mastered motivated organized originated
participated performed pinpointed planned prepared
programmed proposed proved recommended reduced
reinforced revamped reviewed revised scheduled
set-up simplified solved streamlined structured
supervised supported taught trained worked
removed reorganized repeated responsible

Self-descriptive Words…

accurately active adaptable adept aggressive
alert ambitious analytical assertive astute
attentive aware broad-minded challenging competent
conscientious consistent constructive contributor creative
dependable determined diplomatic disciplined discreet
diverse dynamic easily economical efficient
energetic enterprising enthusiastic exceptional experienced
expertise extensively extraverted facilitator fair
forceful foresight high-level honest imaginative
independent initiative innovative instrumental insightful
leading logical loyal mature methodical
objective optimistic participated perceptive personable
pioneering pleasant positive practical productive

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