The Power of Words: What Resume Words to Avoid Worksheet

Category: Job Search Writing – Writing Tips

Use this Resume Words Worksheet to practice showing your skills and accomplishments through the power of words, and use the provided exercises to test your job writing knowledge.

The Power of Words: What Resume Words to Avoid

Instructions

For each of the commonly used resume words or phrases in the exercises below, re-write the skill or accomplishment with words that show your strengths, not just tell about them. Try to use your own skills/accomplishments as practice for your resume. If something does not apply to you, make up the details and specifics. The point is to choose your words carefully, and back them up with details.

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated and ambitious

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Exemplary leadership skills

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Energetic and hardworking

  • Extensive experience in (insert one of your strengths here)

  • Highly organized with a keen eye for details

  • Proven track record in meeting deadlines

  • Efficient multi-tasker

  • Technically savvy