How to use resume action words and action verbs

400+ Resume Action Words (Plus 100 Power Verbs Recruiters Love to See)

Do you want to sharpen up the language on your resume so it leaves a lasting impression? Resume action words are the powerful verbs that propel sentences forward by clearly communicating your skills and experience. They enhance the readability of your resume and spice up the language so recruiters and hiring managers stay locked in […]

What's the difference between resume vs CV?

Know the Differences Between a Resume and CV

A resume is a short document of career highlights customized for each new job application. A CV is a long, in-depth breakdown of all your work, education, achievements, and projects within a specific field.  The difference is demonstrated by the word origins: The French résumé can be translated as “summary” while the Latin curriculum vitae […]

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Here’s Why You Should Not Include a Picture on Your Resume in 2020

In 2020, our communications—even corporate communications—are highly visual. We commonly speak in memes, GIFs, and emojis, so attaching a picture to your resume may seem like a good idea. But not so fast… There are several reasons why a picture on your resume could hurt your candidacy and, in most cases, no real benefits of […]

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Resume Branding Statements: Adjectives or Accomplishments?

A professional brand is the representation of your unique value proposition in the workplace. It’s comprised of your articulated passions, professional style, perceived strengths and predictable results. Each of us has a professional brand, whether whether or not we’ve carefully crafted our public reputation. Our brand is how our network, leaders, and co-workers describe us […]

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through certifications, […]

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5 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)

Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. #1: Hubspot Inbound Marketing […]

Best resume format: hybrid resume

Why the Hybrid Resume is the Best Resume Format

The hybrid resume, also called a combination resume, is a combination of the chronological resume format and the functional resume format.  The hybrid resume highlights the job seeker’s skills and achievements section first (like a functional resume) followed by work experience (the focus of a chronological resume format). While the chronological resume format seems a […]

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You Don’t Need Numbers to Show Accomplishments on Your Resume

If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping […]