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Resume Worded

Searchable database of real resume lines

Resume Worded

Searchable database of real resume lines

Resume Worded is a searchable database of real resume lines. We sourced 500+ resumes from people who got into top companies in a range of industries. We then handpicked the most effective lines and categorized them into the skills they demonstrated, making it easy for users to get inspiration and write an effective line. Once you find a line that works, copy it into your resume, personalise it and tweak the wording.

Hello everyone! Super happy to be featured on BetaList.

I built Resume Worded to help people improve the actual content and wording of their resumes. All resume-related products out there are focused on only the visual elements of resumes/CVs (i.e. templates) and don't address the problem that people don't write effective resumes.

It’s the product I’ve needed ever since I wrote my first resume in college. As an international student, my strengths didn’t lie in written English and it was challenging to clearly and effectively express my achievements. I needed strong relevant examples, but resume samples that I found online were actually very poor in terms of actual content and are unlikely to have worked at competitive companies.

A lot of people have exactly the same problem. We end up asking our friends for examples of their resumes, which give us great ideas on what sentences work and how to word them. This gave me the idea of Resume Worded.

I created a database of sentences, and tagged them by job and skillset. I sourced the initial set of sentences from resumes of people in my network (colleagues, friends and friends’ friends who went to business school, etc), and have grown the database by adding new lines every week; each resume line was also tweaked and slightly modified & anonymised for confidentiality. The site's been live for just ~4 months now and I’m continuously adding features to the product, so very much look forward to any feedback or questions :)

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