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40 Words to Spice Up Your Developer Resume

Published by Andrew Ste, 4 years ago • 2 minutes to read

Writing a resume that really stands out doesn’t need to be a daunting task.

In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about ways to improve your resume’s bullet points. Here, we’d like to focus on the adjectives that you can use to make your experience descriptions even more attention-grabbing. 

Along with the team at CV Compiler, a tech resume analyzer, we perused over 1,000 current vacancies at growing tech companies from around the world. Here’s a list of the modifiers that are used most frequently:

IT Resume "Power" Words

Now, let’s see how you can incorporate these “power” words into your resume to describe the things you’ve done in a more compelling way.

For these adjectives to be effective, combine them with strong action verbs and numbers, as in the examples above. 

Hopefully, this quick, practical guide will give you the boost/inspiration you need to spice up your resume.

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Andrew Ste

Andrew is a seasoned HR-Tech entrepreneur, who founded, GlossaryTech, and CV Compiler, products used by software engineers and recruiters worldwide.
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