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
 


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CV Power Words — 469 Comments

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  2. Thanks for the guidance,these key words are the foundation of any cv. Thanks for a job well done.

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  4. Very interesting. It is a useful session that empowers us to present CVs and other documents better.