Prevent – to stop from happening.
noun form: prevention
Prevent is a resume writing power word that shows that the candidate can:
- recognize and handle future problems
- anticipate challenges before they become problems
- troubleshoot effectively
How to Use:
Use prevent to mention problems or disasters that you have anticipated or averted.
Use prevent to list negative trends that you have limited.
What to prevent – downfall, crisis, damage, harm, disease, pregnancy, crime, negative reactions.
Resume Writing Examples:
Examples that Exhibit Intelligence
The policies I enacted while at Company X prevented injuries, as well as some potential law suits.
Conclusion: This candidate can foresee potential problems and put effective policies into practice.
I promptly warned viewers of tornados and hurricanes, preventing possible injuries and deaths.
Conclusion: This candidate can gather and relay important information.
Examples that Show Problem Solving Skills
Despite the decline economy, my new product line prevented a decrease in overall revenue for the company.
Conclusion: This candidate can achieve success, even in difficult conditions.
Since crime prevention was much top priority as mayor, I imposed stricter gun control laws and reduced the homicide rate by 23% in two years.
Conclusion: This candidate can tackle a difficult problem and avert future deaths.
Despite the high drop-out rate at our school overall, my guidance prevented many high school students in my specific grade level from dropping out.
Conclusion: This candidate curb drop-outs and keep a problem in check.
Synonyms: anticipate, avert, check, counteract, forestall, halt, hamper, limit, obviate, preclude, restrain, rule out, warn
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