Keep Your Resume Honest with these 100 Power Words

You can chose to embellish and cheat or you can stick to the truth. Both approaches will have a lasting result.

You can spruik up your resume with lies and false references to try and land the next high paying job but chances are you will be found out as the most recent case of Andrew Flanagan, who cheated himself into a high paying job, demonstrates.


He was making headlines for all the wrong reasons and he did not even last a day in his new job.   I suggest that you stick to the truth of who you are and what you are capable of, and instead of embellishing and lying, use proper powerful words that describe your abilities and achievements.  In today’s society, your resume is still the most important document you have to get yourself to an interview. Including power resume words will increase your chance of getting hired by 80%!


When a hiring manager is seeing the same old resume time and time again (which includes the cliché words and phrases such as “passionate individual” or “great team player”, you are guaranteeing that your resume will be deleted.   Poorly chosen words and repetitive clichéd phrases can destroy the interest of any recruiter or hiring manager.


If you choose power words correctly, it’s more likely that your resume will be remembered and that you will motivate and inspire the reader.  Power Resume Words will also help you to stand out from your competition and increase your chances of getting hired!   I have 100 simple ‘Power Words’ that can help you to improve your resume information and highlight your skills and achievements so you can score your next interview, while still sticking to the truth.


Read, use, save or share the following words if you are working on your own resume or if you know someone in your circle of friends who is currently job seeking or planning to work on a career change.

Enjoy the list and when looking for the right words and phrases, ensure to avoid repetition. Fix up your resume with Power Words instead of old cliché wording and phrases and when you send your resume out, remember to hunt wisely!   Uli


Keep Your Resume Honest with These 100 Power Words