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power words

When composing your resume or cover letter look for appropriate words to describe what you do. These "Power Words" emphasize and sell what you have to offer to a prospective company. Don't over use them. Just enough to hi-light key selling points.

Management Skills

  • administered
  • analyzed
  • assigned
  • attained
  • chaired
  • contracted
  • consolidated
  • coordinated
  • delegated
  • developed
  • directed
  • evaluated
  • executed
  • improved
  • increased
  • organized
  • oversaw
  • planned
  • prioritized
  • produced
  • recommended
  • reviewed
  • scheduled
  • strengthened
  • supervised

Clerical or Detail Skills

  • approved
  • arranged
  • catalogued
  • classified
  • collected
  • compiled
  • dispatched
  • executed
  • generated
  • implemented
  • inspected
  • monitored
  • operated
  • organized
  • prepared
  • processed
  • purchased
  • recorded
  • retrieved
  • screened
  • specified
  • systematized
  • tabulated
  • validated

Communication Skills

  • addressed
  • arbitrated
  • arranged
  • authored
  • corresponded
  • developed
  • directed
  • drafted
  • edited
  • enlisted
  • formulated
  • influenced
  • interpreted
  • lectured
  • mediated
  • moderated
  • motivated
  • negotiated
  • persuaded
  • promoted
  • publicized
  • reconciled
  • recruited
  • spoke
  • translated
  • wrote

Research Skills

  • clarified
  • collected
  • critiqued
  • diagnosed
  • evaluated
  • examined
  • extracted
  • identified
  • inspected
  • interpreted
  • interviewed
  • investigated
  • organized
  • reviewed
  • summarized
  • surveyed
  • systematized

Financial Skills

  • administered
  • allocated
  • analyzed
  • appraised
  • audited
  • balanced
  • budgeted
  • calculated
  • computed
  • developed
  • forecast
  • managed
  • marketed
  • planned
  • projected
  • researched

Helping Skills

  • assessed
  • assisted
  • clarified
  • coached
  • counseled
  • demonstrated
  • diagnosed
  • educated
  • expedited
  • facilitated
  • familiarized
  • guided
  • referred
  • rehabilitated
  • represented

Creative Skills

  • acted
  • conceptualized
  • created
  • designed
  • developed
  • directed
  • established
  • fashioned
  • founded
  • illustrated
  • introduced
  • invented
  • originated
  • performed
  • planned
  • revitalized
  • shaped

Teaching Skills

  • adapted
  • advised
  • clarified
  • coached
  • communicated
  • coordinated
  • developed
  • enabled
  • encouraged
  • evaluated
  • explained
  • facilitated
  • guided
  • informed
  • initiated
  • instructed
  • persuaded
  • set goals
  • stimulated

Technical Skills

  • assembled
  • built
  • calculated
  • computed
  • designed
  • devised
  • engineered
  • fabricated
  • maintained
  • operated
  • overhauled
  • programmed
  • remodeled
  • repaired
  • solved
  • trained
  • upgraded

 

 

 


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