167 Must Have Powerful Verbs For Your CV

Trying to make your CV slightly different from the rest is never a bad thing and should lead to being selected for interview. Apart from being cutting edge in your CV design and layout, the use of language is a powerful way to achieve this. So many CVs use the same words and phrases time and time again, which makes the CV boring to read for recruiters and employers

With the use of a thesaurus it is so easy to find alternatives to regular verbs. Here’s 167 powerful verbs that would transform your targeted CV writing

Bring to a successful conclusion
Accomplish
Actualise
Attain
Conclude
Deliver
Discharge
Effectuate

Managed
Administered
Advocated
Conducted
Counselled
Designated
Directed
Disbursed
Engineered
Governed
Guided
Handled
Influenced
Officiated
Presided
Supervised

Achieved
Advanced
Amplified
Augmented
Boosted
Developed
Enhanced
Escalated
Expanded
Inflated
Magnified
Proliferated
Protracted
Strengthened
Supplemented

Organised
Catalogued
Classified
Correlated
Coordinated
Formed
Formulated
Grouped
Tabulated

Increased
Advanced
Aggrandised
Aggravated
Amplified
Enhanced
Enlarged
Escalated
Extended
Heightened
Inflated
Magnified
Strengthened

Decreased
Abated
Curbed
Curtailed
Declined
Diminished
Eased
Lessened
Lowered
Reduced
Shrunk
Slackened
Slashed
Softened
Subsided

Motivated
Galvanised
Impelled
Inclined
Induced
Innervated
Inspired
Persuaded
Prompted
Propelled
Provoked
Sparked
Spurred
Swayed
Triggered

Communicated
Acquainted
Advised
Connected
Conveyed
Corresponded
Disclosed
Disseminated
Divulged
Imparted
Implied
Informed
Interfaced
Publicised
Reported
Revealed
Transmitted

Instructed
Acquainted
Advised
Apprised
Coached
Counselled
Enlightened
Guided
Prescribed
Steered

Researched
Analysed
Consulted
Explored
Inquired
Investigated
Scrutinised

Taught
Coached
Corrected
Cultivated
Developed
Enlightened
Enriched
Informed
Instructed
Nurtured
Refined
Schooled
Shaped
Trained
Tutored

Helped
Advocated
Aided
Assisted
Boosted
Championed
Encouraged
Endorsed
Favoured
Financed
Fostered
Furthered
Promoted
Propped
Sponsored

Led
Affected
Contributed
Directed
Induced
Presided
Spearheaded
Supervised

 

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Matt Wallace – CV Writer/Recruitment Mentor

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