Powerful CV verbs

Powerful CV verbs and action words increase the strength of your CV. Including initiated, improved, implemented, negotiated, executed, eliminated and resolved. Also, see the tips below.Powerful CV words

  • Can you provide examples of CV action and powerful words?
  • What action words should I use at interviews and in my applications?

Use leadership, development, technical, management, financial and research verbs, Also, use the examples below at virtual interviews and at face-to-face job interviews, to stand out.

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Powerful CV verbs examples

For leadership words, use:

  • Strengthened
  • Headed
  • Appointed
  • Led

Examples of development keywords are:

  • Created
  • Designed
  • Improved

For management and supervision keywords, use:

  • Executed
  • Improved
  • Increased
  • Oversaw
  • Supervised
  • Negotiated
  • Managed
  • Prioritized

Examples of communication and people keywords are:

  • Initiated
  • Addressed
  • Developed
  • Influenced
  • Negotiated

For technical words, use:

  • Assembled
  • Fabricated
  • Operated
  • Programmed

Clerical and administrative keywords include:

  • Arranged
  • Coordinated
  • Collected
  • Ordered
  • Purchased

For analytical and financial words, use:

  • Audited
  • Budgeted
  • Balanced

Examples of teaching keywords are:

  • Coached
  • Instructed
  • Persuaded

For helping skills use:

  • Assisted
  • Guided
  • Volunteered

Research and analytical skills include:

  • Developed
  • Documented
  • Edited
  • Investigated

Creative skills use keywords similar to:

  • Customized
  • Invented
  • Originated
  • Revised

General accomplishments include:

  • Acted
  • Adapted
  • Addressed
  • Advised
  • Saved
  • Allocated
  • Approved
  • Achieved
  • Assessed
  • Budgeted
  • Managed
  • Developed
  • Directed
  • Drafted
  • Edited
  • Enabled
  • Encouraged
  • Eliminated
  • Examined

General strong CV words

Executed, founded, generated, guided, initiated, instructed, introduced and invented. Also maintained, marketed, negotiated, saved, persuaded and planned. In addition to produced, promoted, resolved, specified and trained. 

Powerful CV verbs tips

  • Replace sentences starting with I with action verbs.
  • Use strong words to match your skills and experience with the job you are applying for.
  • Keywords are also referred to as strong words and action words.
  • Make your resume stand out and more interesting by using these action words. This keeps your descriptions short and strong.
  • Avoid long and weak statements by using action words.
  • Also ensure that you can justify any statements that you make. This applies to your resume, cover letter and at the job interview.
  • Avoid using the same words again and again.
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