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In the previous video, you updated your job history to include your most relevant workexperience.
Strong resumes use specific language to describe work experience.
One way to improve your descriptions is to use action words that describeexactly what you did at each job.
In this video, you will edit the descriptions of each job to make them stronger, more specific,and more meaningful.
To do this, you will perform an internet search to find action words that showcase your skillsand demonstrate that you are a unique candidate for the position.
If you are applying for a particular job, use action words from the job descriptionto describe your previous experience.
Many companies use computer programs that scan resumes and filter out job candidateswho do not include those key terms.
Using action words from the job description helps your resume reach an employer.
Even if you don't have a specific job posting in mind, action words like “achieved,”“created,” and “launched” show an employer that your accomplishmentsand skills made an impact in the organization you worked for.
To find action words to use in your resume, perform an internet search.
Open a new tab in your browser and go to google.comType in search terms like “words to use in a resume,” “strong resume words,”or “action words for resume.”
Review some of the websites linked in the search results to find a list of suggested words.
Then, look at the descriptions you wrote for each job.
Which words in the list could you use in your descriptions to fit the job you want?
Using action words shows an employer that you are confident about your skills and experiences.
For example, you could say that you made a poster for a work event.
Or, you could say you designed it.
The word "design" tells an employer that you have a valuable skill that you canapply to all kinds of projects.
Action words also help eliminate wordiness.
Resumes are usually only 1 page long -- sometimes 2.
The most effective resumes use concise language that still highlights your relevant skillsand experiences.
Use an action word to make a description shorter and clearer.
Move on to the next video to add specific examples of your achievements to your resume.