CV Action Words for Job Applications

One of the most important things when writing a CV and cover letter is to use action words as a job specific keywords. Not only will these action words increase the impact of your CV in the eyes of the employers but they might help your CV get selected when recruiters use CV scanning software. Usually used to describe skills, experience and achievements, CV action words shouldn't however be "stuffed" in your CV as you need to make sure your document sounds natural.

List of CV action words

Here is a list of CV action words that will turn your CV into a powerful marketing document:

ability

accelerated

accomplished

accurate

achieved

acted

actively

adapted

addressed

administered

advised

alerted

allocated

analyzed

answered

appeared

applied

appointed

appraised

approved

arbitrated

arranged

assembled

assessed

assigned

assisted

assumed

assured

attained

attracted

audited

authored

automated

awarded

balanced

boosted

bought

briefed

broadened

brought

budgeted

built

calculated

capacity

captured

careful

cataloged

caused

chaired

championed

changed

classified

closed

coached

co-directed

collected

combined

commended

commented

communicated

compared

competent

compiled

completed

composed

comprehensive

computed

conceived

conceptualized

conducted

considered

consolidated

constructed

consulted

continued

continuously

contracted

control

controlled

converted

coordinated

corrected

correspond

cost

counseled

counted

created

critiqued

cultivated

cut

dealt

decided

dedicated

defined

delegated

delivered

demonstrated

dependable

described

designed

determined

developed

devised

diagnosed

diplomatic

directed

discreet

discussed

dispatched

distributed

documented

doubled

drafted

earned

edited

educated

effected

effective

effectively

efficient

efficiently

eliminated

enabled

encouraged

ended

endorsed

energetic

engaged

engineered

enhanced

enlarged

enlisted

ensured

entered

established

estimated

evaluated

examined

exceeded

executed

expanded

expedited

experienced

experimented

explained

explored

expressed

extended

extracted

fabricated

facilitated

filled

financed

fine-tuned

focused

forecasted

formed

formulated

found

founded

gained

gathered

generated

graded

granted

grew

guided

halved

handled

hard working

headed

helped

hired

identified

implemented

improved

incorporated

increased

indexed

influenced

initiated

innovated

inspected

inspired

installed

instituted

instructed

insured

integrated

interpreted

interviewed

introduced

invented

invested

investigated

involved

issued

joined

kept

launched

learned

leased

lectured

led

licensed

listed

logged

made

maintained

managed

matched

maximized

measured

mediated

mentored

merged

met

modified

monitored

motivated

moved

named

navigated

negotiated

observed

opened

operated

orchestrated

ordered

organized

oversaw

participated

penetrated

perceived

performed

personally

persuaded

pioneered

planned

played

prepared

presented

presided

processed

procured

produced

professionalism

programmed

prohibited

projected

promoted

proposed

provided

published

punctual

purchased

pursued

qualified

questioned

raised

ranked

rated

realized

received

recognized

recommended

reconciled

recorded

recruited

redesigned

reduced

regulated

rehabilitated

related

reliable

reorganized

repaired

replaced

replied

reported

represented

researched

resolved

resourceful

responded

restored

restructured

results-oriented

revamped

reversed

reviewed

revise

saved

scheduled

secured

selected

served

serviced

set

set up

shaped

shared

showed

simplified

skillful

slashed

sold

solidified

solved

sorted

sought

sparked

spearheaded

specified

spoke

standardized

started

steered

streamlined

strengthened

stressed

stretched

structured

studied

submitted

substituted

succeeded

successfully

suggested

summarized

superseded

supervised

supported

surpassed

surveyed

systematized

tackled

targeted

taught

terminated

tested

took

toured

traced

tracked

traded

trained

transcribed

transferred

transformed

translated

transported

traveled

treated

trimmed

tripled

turned

tutored

umpired

uncovered

understood

understudied

unified

unraveled

updated

upgraded

used

utilized

valued

verbalized

verified

visited

volunteered

waged

weighed

widened

won

work well

worked

wrote


art_remember CV Action WordsCheck the spelling and grammar of your CV action words. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your CV, send it to a professional for assistance. To make your CV preparation task easier you may take a look at CV keywords, CV templates and CV samples.

Remember that your CV must be targeted, scannable and generate hits.

art_tip CV Action WordsIf you have a difficulty with your CV action words, instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use:

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Now to finalize your CV Action Words topic, if your cover letter and CV are ready, you may email them through international job search engines to job recruiters and headhunters worldwide.

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Good luck with CV action words!

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