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Power Sentences

When using an action word to start a sentence you increase the impact of each sentence and eliminate unnecessary words. Qualify = verb (action word )

When using numbers you make your sentences more memorable. Quantify = numbers or amounts

Power sentences = verb + number

Examples from Proven Resumes and Confidence Builders

  • Under direction of labor supervisor completed construction projects independently.
  • Worked with subcontractors and tradespeople telling them what to do.

Use Action Verbs

Managed and
Under direction of labor supervisor completed construction projects independently.

Supervised and delegated work to various phases of
Worked with subcontractors and tradespeople telling them what to do.

Quantify = add numbers

Managed and completed various phases of construction projects valued to $2 million.


Supervised and delegated work to subcontractors and tradespeople. crews of up to 12.

Final sentences

Managed and completed various phases of construction projects valued to$2 million.

Supervised and delegated work to crews of up to 12.

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