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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


Gained, Gathered, Generated, Global, Granted, Guided


Handled, Headed, Helped, Hosted


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


Joined, Judged, Justified


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


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


Named, Negotiated


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


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


Quantified, Quoted


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


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


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


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


Validated, Valued, Verified, Viewed, Visited


Widened, Witnessed, Won, Worked, Worldwide, Wrote


CV Power Words — 145 Comments

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  7. Am so glad about the good work and
    insightful lessons. I God richly blessed you.
    Please am a graduate with Psychology and Sociology background with Diploma in Education. I have several years of experience in sales and marketing, four years in teaching. and two years as an industrial relations officer. please want to be assisted with a samplel cv and cover letter for HR POSITION, SALES AND MARKETING AND TEACHING to my email. Thank you.

  8. Thanks so much for the lesson.please can you send me a simple of a CV for an administrative assistant and a cover letter to help me build on my CV.


  9. dear sir,
    i am under graduate and m looking for a sales assistant job in retail brand/store, i have edited my CV more than enough time but my tries going worth and m unable to make noticeable CV, and i cant afford the payment for CV even, so i need your kind help to write noticeable CV.

    thanking you

  10. i am very grateful to such a wonderful lesson.i will be much happy if you can send me a CV for assistant senior manager in the hospitality industry, thank you.

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