Don’t get caught in the trap of using “responsible for” when describing your job duties. It’s predictable, boring, and not very descriptive. Instead, take the time to choose the best verb to reflect your responsibilities.
Many online sites include great lists of verbs you can choose from when writing your career documents (including your resume). You can find a comprehensive list of verbs compiled by the Career Thought Leaders’ Resume Writing Academy at this site: http://www.resumewritingacademy.com/resume-writer-resources.php (click the link under Verb List).
Or try sparking your imagination with this list-–designed to help you find the right verb for the job!
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Want to see some excellent verbs in action? Check out my award-winning resume samples!
What other verbs do you tend to overuse that you’d like to find a substitute for? Let me know your favorite words and your pet peeves in the comments below!
To Your Success!
Kristin S. Johnson
CARW, CCMC, CJSS, COPNS, CG3C, CBBSC
Profession Direction, LLC
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