Grab a hiring manager's attention with these Top 10 resume terms

The Top 10 most-attractive resume terms

More than 2,200 hiring managers and HR pros were asked to name the terms they want to see on a resume and, no surprise, 9 out of the Top 10 were action verbs. CareerBuilder's survey showed that the worst resume terms tended to be vague, passive, buzzword-y adjectives that said little. The most-attractive words were those that portrayed action, progress and achievement. The Top 10 Best Resume Terms:

    1. Achieved 2. Improved 3. Trained/Mentored 4. Managed 5. Created 6. Resolved 7. Volunteered 8. Influenced 9. Increased/Decreased 10. Ideas

[ See also: The Top 10 Worst Resume Terms ]

"Hiring managers prefer strong action words that define specific experience, skills and accomplishments" says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of HR at CareerBuilder. "Subjective terms and clichés are seen as negative because they don’t convey real information. For instance, don’t say you are 'results-driven'; show the employer your actual results." In any resume - but especially with those of IT pros - hiring managers are most impressed by metrics. They want to see exactly what you did. Don't just say the network upgrade you spearheaded saved the company money. State exactly how it "achieved a cost savings of $180,000" for your employer. Click below for seven additional attractive resume terms, then pull up your resume and determine where you can add them in. via CareerBuilder

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