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Powerful Action Verbs

When composing your resume, words or phrases such as, "Responsible for," "Handled," or "Managed" are outdated and discouraged. There are far more creative and compelling action verbs to use in describing your experiences, words that will boost your resume to the top of the pile. Check out the lists below to guide you in making your resume more attention-grabbing and exciting. 

 

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