The example given is excellent:
“There is nothing worse than saying:
– Achieved strong results due to strong ability to assess situations and utilise strong relationship skills.
Even though only two words have been changed, look at how much more powerful and interesting this next sentence is.
– Achieved outstanding results due to innate ability to assess situations and utilise strong relationship skills.”
These tips are not only useful when writing resumes but are also valuable across all types of writing. Within my business I use my thesaurus often. I also have a ‘swipe file’ of suggestions for alternate words and phrases.
It’s amazing how simply changing a few words here and there can make such a huge improvement to the quality of the text.
Here’s to your success in business…