'Power' or 'wow' words (usually verbs) are a great way to put a finishing touch to your professional profile, the statement that describes who you are on your resume/CV, LinkedIn profile and in a job application cover letter. They are also great for adding variety to all your amazing accomplishments.
It's a good idea to do a stock-take of your current resume to ensure you are using action verbs at the start of each achievement statement, and also make sure you aren't using the same verbs over and over again. (My weakness is 'managed'! I like to manage people, projects, programs, problems...)
There are a multitude of websites and books dedicated to power verbs, but I thought I'd share a few of my favourites. These can make you sound more professional and your achievements sound more impressive.
Then once all your power verbs are in, add in some adverbs to really 'pimp' your resume.
Try these prior to a few power verbs: successfully, expertly, effectively, skillfully, accurately, confidently, creatively and thoroughly. You'll sound amazing!
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