Remind yourself that you have one resume that must work two ways: be scanable by optical character recognition readers AND must appeal to the human reviewer. For the human, after reading hundreds of resumes, it does get rather tiresome. Keep that in mind when writing your own resume. Here are a few “POWER” words which are not yet overused to help add a bit of spice to your resume for that human reader:

  • Curious
  • Authentic
  • Empowered
  • Tenacity or Tenacious
  • Tireless, Boundless
  • Energetic, Energized
  • Inspired, Visionary, Creative, Innovative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Dedicated, Focused, Aligned