Active Verbs

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Active Verbs

The goal is to mention accomplishments and results, not just activities. Avoid phrases such as "participated in," "researched," or "was a team member" as they give no clue to your participation in the final result of a given project. Try using active verbs such as "increased," "built," "finalized," and "exceeded" to get your point across.



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