CV action verbs tips below to strengthen your CV and cover letters. Also, CV action verbs are highly effective to emphasize your strengths and qualifications at job interviews. 

 

CV action verbs tips

  • Make sure the phrases and statements are used appropriately.
  • Never use pronouns such as “I”  to identify yourself.
  • Replace sentences starting with the pronoun “I” with action verbs and phrases. For example, instead of ” I supervised 15 employees”, state “supervised a team of 15”.
  • Where possible, quantify your accomplishments. Include numerical figures, such as budgets, money saved, time periods, efficiency improved and % saved.
  • Use plenty of action verbs and phrases in your CV, cover letters and job applications. However, use them reasonably, so you are can justify your statements.
  • Use action verbs and phrases to match the requirements of the job you are applying for.
  • In general, an employer is looking for someone not only with the
  • In addition to technical or “specific” skills to do the specific job advertised, an employer looks for transferable skills. These skills are transferable from one work environment to another. And are often what you bring with you as an asset to an organization. When used appropriately, action verbs and phrases effectively describe your transferable skills.

 

General strong CV action verbs

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AssignedCounseledExplainedInventedProjectedStrengthened
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AttainedCustomizedFabricatedLecturedPublicizedSupervised
AuditedDelegatedFacilitatedMaintainedPurchasedSurveyed
AuthoredDemonstratedFamiliarizedManagedRecommendedTabulated
BalancedDemystifiedFashionedMarketedReconciledTrained
BudgetedDesignedForecastedMediatedRecordedTransformed
BuiltDevelopedFormulatedModeratedRecruitedTranslated
CalculatedDevisedFoundedMonitoredReferredUpgraded
CataloguedDiagnosedGeneratedMotivatedRehabilitatedValidated
ChairedDirectedGuidedNegotiatedRemodeledWrote

 

 

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