Written by Salina Jivani
You’re hunting for that perfect job, or maybe you’re just looking to brush up your resume as part of your spring cleaning routine (never a bad practice!) but you just don’t know how to make it better. It can be hard to create the perfect resume if the only one you’ve seen is your own. One thing however, you can do to help instantaneously boost your resume power is to replace the mundane “did” or similar verbs with more powerful, vibrant verbs.
For example, instead of saying “I did reports” you might say “I created reports.” However, finding the right verb to make your resume stronger can be difficult, and no one has time to browse through a dictionary, which is why we’ve put together this handy, dandy checklist of words to use in place of the boring, mundane “did.” Word of caution to the eager: Make sure you understand the meaning of each word and what context it’s best used in before you attempt to use it.
If you can’t find a word you’re looking for on this list, you might even try replacing a boring word with a more powerful one by exploring the thesaurus. But again, make sure you understand what you’re saying before you plop just any word in there!