The 25 Magic Resume Words

So, you’re filling out your resume, and you’ve come to a dead end on the right words that will really make you stand out to a potential hiring manager or recruiter. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a magical list of words that could make your resume pop?

According to Marc Cenedella, founder, executive chairman, and CEO of Ladders, Inc., there is!

To read Marc Cenedella‘s full article, click here.

Cenedella calls the 25 magic resume words, success verbs, and we have them listed below!

The Magic Resume Words:

  1. Accelerated
  2. Achieved
  3. Added
  4. Awarded
  5. Changed
  6. Contributed
  7. Decreased
  8. Delivered
  9. Eliminated
  10. Exceeded
  11. Expanded
  12. Gained
  13. Generated
  14. Grew
  15. Improved
  16. Increased
  17. Introduced
  18. Maximized
  19. Minimized
  20. Optimized
  21. Produced
  22. Reduced
  23. Saved
  24. Sold
  25. Streamlined


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