The Tone Of Your Resume
Article 8


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Your resume must represent your abilities, strengths and experience and to give an accurate representation it must reflect your personality and personal characteristics.

To do this we recommend that you use words that accurately represent your daily duties and responsibilities.

To assist you in this we recommend that you use the following words as you detail your daily work schedule.

To convey a sense of energy and purpose we recommend using words such as:



Accomplished          Achieved          Arranged          Assisted


Coached   Conducted   Contributed   Coordinated   Created

Demonstrated    Designed    Developed    Devised    Directed

Enabled            Established            Examined            Executed

Facilitated           Founded           Generated           Guided

Identified    Implemented    Improved    Initiated    Installed

Instigated      Integrated      Launched      Led       Maintained

Monitored   Negotiated    Organized    Oversaw    Performed

Prepared    Presented    Processed    Prioritised    Promoted

Referred       Represented       Resolved       Recommended

Scheduled  Shaped   Streamlined   Supervised   Systemized

Trained            Upgraded             Validated              Worked

To assist you further please see the example below to get an insight into the use of these words within the main body of your resume.

Glen Dara Construction Co., Cambridge, MA                                  2000 – Present

Accounting Assistant

§   Performed accounts payable functions for construction expenses.

§   Managed vendor accounts, generating weekly on demand cheques.

§   Managed financial departments with responsibility for Budgets, Forecasting, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Receivable.

§   Created budgets and forecasts for the management group.

§   Ensured compliance with accounting deadlines.

§   Prepared company accounts and tax returns for audit.

§   Coordinated monthly payroll functions for 200+ employees.

§   Liased with bankers, insurers and solicitors regarding financial transactions.

As we have previously stated, this will create a vivid and powerful representation of your daily duties. This in turn will allow a prospective employer to see your potential as a future employee and how and where you will fit into the company structure.

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