Resume Writing with the Power Word Determined
Means: making a firm decision
• Determine (v)
Determined is a resume power word that describes the ability to:
• Have a clear idea or notion as to what the goals are.
• Have a plan for any project or reaching goals
• Be steadfast to your decisions
What to be determined: decisions, long term goals, short term goals, financial plans, marketing
plans, choices, hiring the right candidates, types of webpage layouts
How to use determined in your resume:
• Use determined to show your resolve in a decision.
• Use determined to demonstrate that you are a person of your word. You mean what you
• Use determined to illustrate your planning and process skills.
Example that shows resolve:
• Was determined to train and finish a marathon by 2011 and succeeded.
• Conclusion: This candidate was able to have a goal in mind and was successful in
Example that shows profit oriented thinking:
• Determined to raise the company profits up by 2% the next fiscal year.
• Conclusion: This candidate is able to have short term plans on how to raise profits.
Synonyms: decide, conclude, dictate, regulate, choose, direct, command
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