Every word you write into your Cover Letter and Resume should be used to help demonstrate your knowledge, skills and attributes to match the requirements of the job.
You must describe all you have done using action verbs to increase the strength of your writing. Action verbs include: approved, built, checked, delivered, encouraged, facilitated, fixed, gained, actioned, gathered, handled, identified, increased, joined, influenced, inspired, kept, learned, demonstrated, listened, reviewed, budgeted, planned, etc. These types of verbs carry a great deal of information in a sentence and can convey emotion and a sense of purpose that extends beyond the exact meaning of the words.
Using action verbs you can easily highlight to prospective employers that your accomplishments and skills match the job advert and your application will be put on top of the pile for an interview.
Do not send your Cover Letter or Resume off until you have described your knowledge, skills and experiences using action verbs.
When you proof read your work, look for any repeated words that become redundant and senseless to the reader.
Strengthen your next application by reviewing your Cover Letter and Resume making sure that you have included action verbs and removed repeated words. Spend a little time searching for another word that will describe the meaning the same way, there is always an alternative if you find you have repeated a word.
Remember using these action verbs in writing your Cover Letter and Resume will increase the strength of your writing and make it easy for potential employers to take notice of your accomplishments and skills!