15 seconds. We hear it from frequently from recruiters. If all they give is 15 seconds to review a resume, one way to catch their attention is by using strong action verbs.
As you write your resume, particularly to describe your work experience, and college and community involvement, be sure to use appealing action verbs. The words will accentuate experiences, skills, and characteristics, they'll leap from the page.
Not every action verb works for everyone, here are a few to consider for your resume:
Administered - Authorized - Delegated - Directed - Established - Increased - Instituted - Managed - Organized - Produced - Strengthened - Supervised
Arranged - Authored - Composed - Developed - Formulated - Interviewed - Moderated - Negotiated - Presented - Recruited
Analyzed - Critiqued - Diagnosed - Evaluated - Measured - Solved - Systematized
Assembled - Calculated - Constructed - Designed - Overhauled - Regulated - Standardized
Advised - Coached - Facilitated - Guided - Instructed - Persuaded - Tutored
Adjusted - Allocated - Audited - Conserved - Forecasted - Programmed - Reconciled
Adapted - Conceptualized - Customized - Directed - Illustrated - Modeled - Performed - Shaped
Advocated - Assisted - Collaborated - Demonstrated - Ensured - Provided - Resolved
Charted - Compiled - Distributed - Executed - Implemented - Monitored - Processed - Validated
Completed - Exceeded - Improved - Spearheaded - Surpasseed
Click here to see a full list of action verbs.