70 Verbs to Beef Up Your CV
We all know a verb describes an action, state, or occurrence. CVs, or resumes, are chock-full of verbs. They’re used to draw attention to accomplishments. However, most resumes are also filled with the same, mundane verbs which turn a resume stale and make it easily overlooked. To catch the eye of the reader, break away from the blah. Beef up your CV with powerful, dynamic verbs.
When you next update your resume, review the verbs. Switch them up with fresh, creative alternatives.
Action Verb Alternatives
Instead of Managed or Led:
Instead of Saved:
Instead of Improved:
Instead of Developed or Created:
Instead of Increase or Add:
Instead of Achieve:
Instead of Communicate:
Select from these 70 suggestions, do a Google search for other alternatives or check out thesarus.com. Be creative to beef up your CV, but not over-the-top.
Have some fresh action verbs to add to the list? Leave a comment. And connect with me on LinkedIn. Interested in more resume and job search tips? Check out the Career Wellness section of the SterlingFreeman website.