are the strongest way to describe previous job responsibilities. To
write verb phrases, pretend you're telling someone about your
job, beginning each sentence with "I. . . . "
For example, "I supervise ten employees. I organize
mass mailings. I arrange airline and hotel reservations." On the resume, you omit the "I" and use
only the remaining verb phrases to describe the work you do: "Supervise
ten employees. Organize mass mailings. Arrange airline and
hotel reservations." Begin your job descriptions with
a power verb or phrase: enlisted the support…., formed a
committee…., sold, budgeted, improved, increased, maintained
the client relationship. Use
present tense verb phrases for jobs you currently hold and
past tense for former jobs.
Use the following alphabetic listing of action verbs to write your next
resume. See what a difference using the right action word will make
in creating a more dynamic and effective resume.