Résumé writing 101: Keywords can make you stand out

Use action verbs

Business Wire
Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have teamed with Sony Pictures for a promotional marketing partnership around the January 2011 theatrical release of The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. Action sells, so don't forget to sprinkle your résumé with action verbs.

Coloring résumés with action verbs can make a résumé stand out. Use verbs that draw positive attention to your performance – words like “administered,” “examined,” “innovated,” and “strengthened,” recommends the career center of the University of California at Los Angeles. (For suggested verbs from its career guide, see pages 6-7 of this pdf.

“Career counselors have always talked about keywords and power verbs as an important part of résumé building,” says Kathy Sims, director of the UCLA career center.

Don’t use keywords artificially, but as an honest representation of your abilities, she advises.

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