20 Jan 2020

Power Verbs For Your CV

Example: Developed & implemented a training program that resulted in a 45% increase in employee satisfaction Administered   Developed    Formulated    Prepared    Revised    Anticipated    Devised    Identified     Prioritized    Strategize   Commissioned    Evaluated    Observed    Researched    Studied    Determined    Forecasted    Planned    Reserved    Tailored   

Example: Coordinated weekly office schedules for 8 employees
Acquired    Cataloged    Designated   Logged    Routed    Activated    Centralized   Designed    Mapped out    Scheduled  Adjusted    Charted    Dispatched    Neatened     Selected     Allocated     Classified    Established     Obtained    Secured    Altered    Collected    Facilitated    Ordered    Simplified    Appointed    Committed    Housed     Organized     Sought  Arranged    Confirmed    Implemented    Procured    Straightened    Assembled    Contracted    Incorporated    Programmed  Suggested    Assessed   Coordinated   Instituted   Recruited   Tracked    Assigned   Customized   Issued    Rectified  Tracked   Authorized   Delegated   Linked   Retrieved

Example: Handled 20-35+ customer calls per shift regarding coverage changes, renewal rates and billing procedures Acted    Displayed    Input    Processed    Sold     Administered    Distributed    Installed    Produced     Stocked    Carried out Entered    Labored    Proofed    Transacted    Collected    Exercised     Merchandised    Prospected    Completed    Forwarded Operated    Proved    Conducted    Handled    Performed    Shipped   

Example: Developed and supervised the implementation of new computer filing system that reduced paper use by 35% Adjusted    Correlated    Indexed    Overhauled    Screened    Analyzed    Developed    Judged    Oversaw    Set    Apportioned Discovered    Licensed    Policed    Scrutinized    Assessed    Established    Maintained    Prohibited   Supervised    Certified Examined    Measured    Refined    Supplied    Compared    Explored    Modified    Regulated    Tightened   Controlled  Graded    Monitored    Reviewed    Traced    Corrected    Inspected    Officiated    Revised   Updated   

Example: Trained 20+ new employees in customer service policies over a 2-year period
Accelerated     Elected    Guided     Mentored    Spearheaded    Assumed    Employed    Hired    Motivated    Stimulated Caused    Empowered    Influenced    Originated    Strengthened    Chaired    Encouraged    Initiated    Pioneered    Supervised    Changed    Enlisted    Inspired     Promoted    Trained     Conducted     Envisioned     Involved     Raised Transformed    Directed     Fostered    Led     Recognized for     Visualized     Disproved     Founded     Managed    Set goals

Getting Results
Example: Increased student participation by 25% over a 6-month period
Accomplished    Constructed    Ensured    Hastened     Minimized     Reduced (losses)     Achieved     Contributed    Excelled  Heightened    Modernized    Rejuvenated    Added    Delivered     Expanded     Improved      Obtained      Renovated Advanced     Demonstrated     Expedited     Increased     Opened      Restored       Attained      Diminished      Extended Innovated     Orchestrated     Targeted     Augmented     Earned     Finalized      Integrated     Overcame     Uncovered    Boosted    Eclipsed     Fulfilled     Introduced     Prevailed      Built     Eliminated      Gained     Invented     Produced      Combined     Enlarged      Generated     Joined      Qualified      Completed      Enjoyed     Grew     Launched     Realized Consolidated     Enlisted     Guaranteed     Lightened      Received   

Problem Solving
Example: Streamlined ordering through the use of computer technology, decreasing wait time from 6-2 days
Alleviated     Conceptualized     Detected     Found     Repaired     Solved     Analyzed     Created    Diagnosed     Investigated Revamped    Synthesized     Brainstormed    Debugged    Engineered    Recommended    Revitalized    Theorized Collaborated     Decided    Foresaw     Remedied     Revived    Conceived     Deciphered     Formulated     Remodeled    Satisfied   

Example: converted files from COBAL to JAVA in order to increase compatibility with current systems
Accounted for     Checked     Dispensed    Grossed     Projected    Tabulated     Appraised     Compiled     Dispersed    Increased    Purchased    Totaled    Approximated      Compounded     Earned    Inventoried     Quantified     Audited Computed     Enumerated     Maximized    Rated     Balanced    Conserved     Estimated     Multiplied     Reconciled    Budgeted     Converted      Figured      Netted       Recorded     Calculated      Counted      Financed     Profited     Reduced

Example: Presented to groups of 30+ transfer students on a weekly basis concerning university policies and procedures Acted     Composed     Elicited     Justified     Rendered      Summarized      Adapted      Consented     Explained     Lectured Reported     Supplemented     Admitted      Concluded      Extracted      Marketed     Represented     Supported    Addressed Convinced     Fabricated     Mediated      Revealed      Surveyed      Allowed     Consulted     Fashioned     Moderated Sanctioned     Synthesized     Amended     Corresponded     Greeted     Negotiated     Settled     Systematized     Arbitrated Critiqued    Highlighted     Perceived     Shaped     Tested    Argued    Dedicated    Illustrated    Persuaded    Smoothed Taught    Ascertained    Defined     Improvised     Presented      Specified     Translated     Attested    Deliberated    Indicated Publicized    Spoke    Transmitted    Briefed    Demonstrated    Inferred    Queried   Sold     Verified     Clarified    Drafted Informed    Questioned     Solicited    Welcomed    Cleared up     Dramatized     Instructed    Referred    Submitted    Wrote Closed    Edited    Interpreted    Reinforced    Substantiated    Communicated     Educated     Interviewed    Related Suggested   

Example: Provided academic support for 30+ at-risk primary school students through comprehensive after-school program
Aided    Bolstered    Eased    Familiarized     Prescribed     Returned     Accommodated    Coached    Elevated    Helped Provided    Saved    Advised    Continued     Enabled     Interceded     Protected      Served     Alleviated     Cooperated Endorsed     Mobilized     Rehabilitated     Sustained     Assisted      Counseled     Enhanced   Modeled     Relieved     Tutored Assured     Dealt    Enriched     Polished     Rescued     Validated

*Source:  https://careerservices.uni.edu/ 

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