The Most Powerful Words to Use on Your Resume

Published: Dec 02, 2010

Last week we listed 50 buzzwords to avoid using on your resume. Some readers wrote to us asking, “What about a list of words I can use on my resume?” Fair question. Unfortunately, there’s no list of best words to put alongside a list of worst words. Why? Because the “best” words, sometimes known in the biz as keywords, are different for every job and every resume. Fortunately for the job seeker, you can use tools to figure out which words are optimal for your resume. You’ll have to be a bit of a detective. But, when you think about it, job hunting is a lot like detective work anyway.

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