Your Friend, the Thesaurus

Imagine you’re reading a novel, and the author uses the same words over and over and over again (see what I did there?).  The book starts to feel a bit dry; you wonder where the imagination went.  Well, the same applies to our resumes and CVs.

One rule of resume writing that hasn’t gone out of style is to use powerful verbs and descriptions throughout the document.  This takes some work, but is well worth it because it makes the resume more interesting for a hiring manager to read.  Strong action words make a resume “pop” with accomplishments.  Diversity of vocabulary shows an investment of time and thought, qualities desirable to any potential employer.

Of course, since in real life we don’t write the way we speak, it can be difficult to come up with unique ways to describe your responsibilities, achievements and strengths.  This is particularly challenging if you’ve held the same type of job at different companies.  Here is where an online thesaurus comes in handy.  Just Google “another way to say handled” and you’ll get a slew of related words.

Still stuck?  Ask Pinto Employment Search for help!  We will create a one-of-a-kind resume – no templates – that will showcase your talents while being reader-friendly.  And we will not repeat ourselves.  I repeat, we will not repeat ourselves!