Firecracker Words for Your Resume

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and that means fun fireworks, shiny sparklers, and great food. Although you might not be able to celebrate with large groups of friends and family this year due to COVID-19, why not use the spirit of the holiday to fuel a resume revamp?

These days it takes a stellar resume to get an interview. You need to use powerful, specific keywords to highlight your experience. Here are a few of our favorite words to do just that.


You Created a Major Project

If your idea became a major company initiative, that’s definitely worth highlighting on your resume. It shows that you had the creativity to think of amazing ideas your company valued, and the initiative to make them a reality. Words to use include:

  • Designed
  • Implemented
  • Built
  • Formulated
  • Launched
  • Configured


You Cut Company Costs

Companies appreciate employees who can find ways to save money. Any process you’ve streamlined, or cost-cutting measure you’ve created is valuable to potential employers. Show off your cost-saving abilities with words like:

  • Reduced
  • Cut Costs
  • Yielded
  • Reconciled
  • Improved
  • Minimized


You’re a Great Teammate

Potential employers want to know you’ll fit in well with their team. To prove that, use powerful adjectives that show your ability to work well with others. Just make sure to use these sparingly, as too many adjectives can clutter your resume. Choices include:

  • Collaborative
  • Respectful
  • Team-Minded
  • Dependable
  • Punctual
  • Steadfast

If these resume words sparked something within you, check out these other handy articles chock full of choice words and phrases:

Any other great words you love to use in your resume? Let us know in the comments section below!

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