Reynolds Careers

April 9, 2018

Success from the Start

2 minutes


16 Resume-Boosting Terms

Reynolds Careers

April 9, 2018

Success from the Start

2 minutes

Here at Reynolds and Reynolds, we cannot stress enough how important it is to have a top-notch resume. It is your first impression and needs to highlight your strengths in an organized, professional manner. Our recruiting department will carefully look over each resume submitted, and match your skills against our open positions. Having an exceptional resume is a key factor in getting a job that best matches your skill sets.

Our recruiters wanted to give applicants ideas for words to help highlight strengths and achievements. Use action words to help your previous work experiences stand out. Find a few of our favorite action words below! All definitions were taken from

1. Achieved

To bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish.

2. Adapted

To make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly.

3. Addressed

Skillful and expeditious management; ready skill; dispatch.

4. Analyzed

To examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.

5. Assessed

To estimate or judge the value, character, etc., of; evaluate.

6. Balanced

Being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc.

7. Coordinated

To place or arrange in proper order or position.

8. Devised

To contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas.

9. Directed

Guided, regulated, or managed.

10. Improved

To bring into a more desirable or excellent condition.

11. Maintained

To keep in an appropriate condition, operation, or force; keep unimpaired.

12. Operated

To perform some process of work or treatment.

13. Organized

To form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action.

14. Prepared

Properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready.

15. Represented

To serve to express, designate, stand for, or denote, as a word, symbol, or the like does.

16. Supported

To maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying things necessary for existence; provide for.

Highlight your previous experiences and strengths by using words that make them relevant to the job position. For example, if you’re applying for a sales position, use your previous experiences to highlight your people-skills and communication abilities.

Using the right words are important, as is telling the truth. The more accurate your resume is, the easier it is for us to find a position that’s perfect for you!

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