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Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs , 3rd Edition by Louise Kursmark, Wendy Enelow

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APPENDIX B

Resume Verbs: Writewith Power and Clarity

Here are nearly 400 of our favorite verbs for writing resumes, cover letters, thank-you letters, LinkedIn profiles, career biographies, achievement profiles, and a host of other online and offline career marketing communications. Use these verbs wisely, and remember the following tips:

• Write with verbs and stay away from phrases such as “Responsible for” and “Duties included.” Verbs communicate action and results, and that’s precisely what you want to accomplish when writing your resume.

• Each verb communicates a different message. For example, “manage,” “coordinate,” and “facilitate” seem ...

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