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ACTION VERBS AND KEYWORDS

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Resumes are impersonal, but how could they not be, being structured around “action verbs.” When I wrote THE RESUME WRITER’S HANDBOOK there weren’t 70M resumes anywhere; when I established the first list of Action Verb Terminology used in resumes, it was helpful. 30 years later, when computers scan resumes for “keywords,” traditional resume services still promote the “secret” to resumes as being the liberal use of these keywords to trick the screening software. Here’s some keywords for the computer.

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Written by 1stbioblogger

July 1, 2007 at 8:46 pm

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