Buzzwords to Use On Your Resume

By: Megan Jones

Resumes can be difficult to accurately convey your past experience. Resumes provide a confined space to describe, showcase and market your best self. Moreover, recruiters and hiring managers look over hundreds of resumes so it can be exceptionally difficult to standout. If you are looking for resume tips check out our article on How to Create an Outstanding Resume. But if you are looking to spruce up your resume here are some great buzzwords to use!

What are Buzzwords?

Buzzwords are words that will draw attention when a hiring manager or recruiter is looking over your resume. They may be looking for certain words or skills that you want to ensure you are showcasing. A great way to start is to look at the words they are using to describe the job description. These can be great words to add or skills to showcase. Are they looking for experience in a certain software or database? If you have worked with that program ensure you include it. Other buzzwords will describe an action or skill you have that will draw the attention of the hiring manager or recruiter. Let’s learn more about what these buzzwords are and how you can use them in your resume.

Key Buzzwords

Leading Others

Were you a manger or have you led a team through a project? Did you play a role in the hiring or training process of a candidate?  Here are some great words to use.

  • Managed
  • Motivated
  • Supervised
  • Facilitated
  • Directed
  • Trained

Customer Service Skills

Whether you were working in the service industry or specially with internal customers, these are some great words to use when describing your interaction with customers.

  • Advised
  • Advocated
  • Resolved
  • Informed

Accomplished a Goal

Your resume is a great time to showcase your accomplishments throughout your position! You can use real statistics or data to provide examples of what you accomplished.

  • Completed
  • Awarded
  • Exceeded
  • Surpassed
  • Succeeded
  • Outperformed

Communicating with Others

Almost any position you apply for will involve communicating with others. Whether it is your direct report, colleagues or customers, communicating is a vital skill. Here are some great words to showcase your communication skills

  • Documents
  • Authored
  • Illustrated
  • Promoted
  • Reviewed
  • Conveyed

Brainstorming Ideas

Did you take initiative on a project or solve a problem on your own? Additionally, were you the creator of work? These are great words to use if you have created something new.

  • Designed
  • Created
  • Founded
  • Established
  • Initiated
  • Assembled
  • Implemented


Were you on a research team? In your education did you contribute to any research? Again, did you take initiative to research and solve a problem? These are great words to use.

  • Evaluated
  • Analyzed
  • Interpreted
  • Investigated
  • Discovered
  • Audited
  • Quantified

Working to Improve an Area

Did you take part in revising a process or project? Furthermore, did you streamline something that yielded positive results? Here are some word to describe your improvements!

  • Redesigned
  • Merged
  • Integrated
  • Converted
  • Updated
  • Refocused
  • Restructured

We hope these buzzwords help boost your resume. If you are looking for more help with your resume or helping find your next opportunity PsiNapse is just one click away!

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