Resume Truth or Dare Which one do you prefer?

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

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.


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 is 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!


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!




Top 100 Power Resume Words

  1. Advanced
  2. Assigned
  3. Assessed
  4. Absorbed
  5. Accelerated
  6. Attained
  7. Attracted
  8. Announced
  9. Appraised
  10. Budgeted
  11. Bolstered
  12. Balanced
  13. Boosted
  14. Bargained
  15. Benefited
  16. Beneficial
  17. Comply
  18. Critiqued
  19. Closed
  20. Collaborated
  21. Designed
  22. Delegated
  23. Demonstrated
  24. Developed
  25. Detected
  26. Efficient
  27. Enhanced
  28. Excelled
  29. Exceeded
  30. Enriched
  31. Fulfilled
  32. Financed
  33. Forecasted
  34. Formulated
  35. Generated
  36. Guided
  37. Granted
  38. Helped
  39. Hosted
  40. Implemented
  41. Investigated
  42. Increased
  43. Initiated
  44. Influenced
  45. Integrated
  46. Innovated
  47. Instituted
  48. Justified
  49. Listed
  50. Logged
  51. Maintained
  52. Mentored
  53. Measured
  54. Multiplied
  55. Negotiated
  56. Observed
  57. Operated
  58. Obtained
  59. Promoted
  60. Presented
  61. Programmed
  62. Provided
  63. Projected
  64. Qualified
  65. Quantified
  66. Quoted
  67. Recommended
  68. Refine
  69. Revamp
  70. Reacted
  71. Retained
  72. Recovered
  73. Reinstated
  74. Rejected
  75. Sustained
  76. Skilled
  77. Saved
  78. Scheduled
  79. Supported
  80. Secured
  81. Simplified
  82. Screened
  83. Segmented
  84. Streamlined
  85. Strengthened
  86. Triumphed
  87. Troubleshot
  88. Taught
  89. Tutored
  90. Translated
  91. Trained
  92. Uncovered
  93. United
  94. Unified
  95. Updated
  96. Upgraded
  97. Validated
  98. Viewed
  99. Worldwide

100. Witnessed