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 — 455 Comments

  1. I learned more and more from you how to prepare CV.you are the light of others,i havent any word to express your good helpness.God bless you

  2. The key words are great and helpful indeed and I believe it has polished up my cv in many areas and I hope this will increase my writing skills. thank u very much I wish to learn more from u

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  4. this CV power word reminds me the strength of words or vocabulary in composition. every good writer in the school of journalism believes in playing with words
    I am practicing these words now.

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