Active Resume Words Land Job Interviews

You start writing your resume and suddenly you're stuck! You can't find the right words, the ones that will do the trick, catch the reader's eye, win you an interview, and ultimately a job.

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Don't worry. Help is on the way. Sometimes you just need a little shove in the right direction. This article will provide the words that take your resume to the next level where key managers notice the difference between yours and someone else's. Why not make that happen today?
Active Voice or Passive?

Think about the people you know. Some are active. Others are passive. If you want to go to a movie, a ski weekend, a ballgame, or dinner at a great restaurant, you probably call an active person, one who's up for a good time and plenty of conversation.

Your passive friend might be a fine choice if you simply want to hang out at home and watch a DVD over pizza.

Something similar is true regarding active and passive voice in writing. In the active voice, the subject of the sentence takes action over a situation. "I organized a new filing system in the front office."

There is also the passive voice. It sounds flat, boring, and inspires nothing more than taking a nap. In this case, the subject of the sentence is being acted upon by the verb. "The new filing system in the front office was organized by me."

Here are a couple more examples:

• Passive voice: "Monthly advertising stats were generated by me." — Ho hum!
• Active voice: "I generated the monthly advertising stats." — YES

Even if you don't know the definition of each 'voice' or can't remember it, you can trust the arrangement of the resume words themselves to indicate the best choice. Why? The active voice sounds more energetic and creates a clear image of the action in your mind.

Following are a few sentences in the active voice to use as examples for your resume when you are listing your skills and activities on the job.

I launched a new accounting program in our finance department—rather than––A new accounting program in our finance department was launched by me.

I replaced the old filing system with the latest on the market—rather than––The old filing system was replaced with the latest on the market by me.

Job Search Jimmy

WARNING: Don't use any resume sample without adding your own customized interview-getting "secret sentence" to the top...

Free Career Quiz Creates Your
"Secret Sentence" That Lands Job Interviews Like Crazy...

... 99.9% of all job seekers don't have a clue about this... not a clue! You're about to receive an unusual, eye-grabbing, fully "customized for you" secret sentence you can quickly add to the TOP of your resume... and it's free!

Question #1


Are you a man or a woman?