CV Power Words

CV Power Words – How to write a successful CV Part 4

Power words and verbs are key the success of your CV. You should aim to use some of these words at the beginning of bullet points.



For example, many CVs have points such as “I was responsible for increasing turnover through restructuring ranging .” This would sound better with a power word starting the sentence, “Increased turnover through restructured ranging”.

The following is a list of the power words you should use in your CV.

A
Absorbed, Accelerated, Accomplished, Achieved, Acquired, Acted, Adapted, Added, Adjusted, Administered, Advanced, Advertised, Advised, Aided, Allocated, Announced, Amended, Analysed, Anticipated, Appointed, Appraised, Approved, Arranged, Ascertained, Assembled, Assigned, Assessed, Assisted, Attained ,Attracted, Authorised
 

B

Balanced, Bargained, Bolstered, Boosted, Broadened, Budgeted, Built
 

C

Calculated, Capitalised, Captured, Catalogued, Centralised, Chaired, Changed, Closed, Collaborated, Collected, Combined, Commissioned, Communicated, Comply, Compared, Compiled, Completed, Composed, Conceived, Conceptualised, Condensed, Conducted, Consolidated, Constructed, Consulted, Contracted, Contributed, Controlled, Converted, Convinced, Coordinated, Corrected, Created, Cultivated
 

D

Decided, Decreased, Deferred, Defined, Delegated, Delivered, Demonstrated, Designated, Designed, Developed, Devised, Directed, Discovered, Displayed, Distinguished, Distributed, Diversified, Documented, Doubled
 

E

Earned, Edited, Efficient, Eliminated, Enabled, Encouraged, Enforced, Engaged, Enriched, Engineered, Enhanced, Enlarged, Established, Evaluated, Examined, Exceeded, Excelled, Excellent, Executed, Exercised, Expanded, Expertise, Extended, Extracted
 

F

Facilitated, Financed, Focused, Forecasted, Formed, Formulated, Founded, Fulfilled
 

G

Gained, Gathered, Generated, Global, Granted, Guided
 

H

Handled, Headed, Helped, Hosted
 

I

Identified, Illustrated, Implemented, Improved, Improvised, Increased, Influenced, Initiated, Innovated, Inspired, Instigated, Integrated, Interfaced, Introduced, Invented, Invested, Investigated
 

J

Joined, Judged, Justified
 

L

Launched, Lead, Lightened, Listened ,Localised, Located, Logged
 

M

Maintained, Managed, Marketed, Maximised, Measured, Mentored, Merchandised, Merged, Met, Minimised, Modified, Monitored, Motivated, Multiplied
 

N

Named, Negotiated
 

O

Observed, Obtained, Offered, Opened, Operated, Ordered, Organised, Overhauled, Oversaw
 

P

Participated, Performed, Persuaded, Pinpointed, Pioneered, Placed, Planned, Prepared, Presented, Prevented, Prioritised, Processed, Produced, Programmed, Projected, Promoted, Proposed, Proven, Provided, Published, Pursued
 

Q

Quantified, Quoted
 

R

Raised, Reacted, Received, Recommended, Reconciled, Recorded, Recovered, Recruited, Rectified, Redesigned, Reduced, Refined, Reinstated, Rejected, Renegotiated, Reorganised, Replaced, Repaired, Reported, Resolved, Responded, Restored, Restructured, Resulted, Retained, Revamp, Revealed, Reversed, Reviewed, Revised
 

S

Saved, Scheduled, Screened, Secured, Segmented, Selected, Separated, Shaped, Shortened, Simplified, Skilled, Sold, Solved, Spearheaded, Specified, Speculated, Stabilised, Staffed, Standardised, Stimulated, Streamlined, Strengthened, Strong, Structured, Successfully, Suggested, Supervised, Supported, Sustained
 

T

Tailored, Targeted, Taught, Tested, Trained, Transformed, Translated, Tripled, Triumphed, Troubleshoot, Tutored
 

U

Uncovered, Undertook, Unified, United, Updated, Upgraded, Used, Utilised
 

V

Validated, Valued, Verified, Viewed, Visited
 

W

Widened, Witnessed, Won, Worked, Worldwide, Wrote
 


Comments

CV Power Words — 148 Comments

  1. I appreciate ur lesson…pls I want I copy of cv..i just completed my NYSC few month now,without job experience and my uncle said I shld bring my cv to give to his friends to seek for job for me..such cv how may I write it? Pls i need an example .

  2. I appreciate ur lecture…pls I need a cv to apply for a job but d job is not mentioned yet.my uncle told me to bring my cv so he can give to his friends too..am done wit my NYSC just 1 month ego and without job experience …pls I want an example on how my cv would look like…

  3. hi sir :
    i want to make a CV for IT Hardware ( Information Technology )i don’t know how to make it and what’s important on that. can you help me please. to make a good CV so i apply many position every where that i have certified my on subject, but no one call me for Interview … I kindly request you to help me please.

  4. May you please kindly send me a good sample of CV and cover letter for applying a job as a commercial truck driver,thank you in advance.

  5. Hellow could you please send me a sample of CV I can used it to managed because I got merchandised skills with me and I can always go into the market are too…thanks alot

  6. Hello,
    Its a great help for all those who are applying for jobs.could you please send me sample cv and covering letter for applying for the post for gynaecologist.
    Thanks.

  7. I’m overwhelmly overwhelmed and that I’m kindly requesting that you send me a constructed CV and a Cover letter where a Banking services or a Loan Officer is needed.

  8. Thanks so much for bringing mi into light.could you pliz send for asample cv for the position of assitant accountant anf also power words as well.very interesting carry on with the spirit.

  9. thanks for the power words are good, please i am requesting to send me cv and cover later of finance assistant. its very urgent. thanks for your help

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