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accurate
active
adaptable
adventurous
alert
analytical
balanced
capable
careful
cheerful
determined
diligent
energetic
enterprising
enthusiastic
flexible
forceful
inventive
methodical
optimistic
positive
precise
quick learner
knowledge of/experience of/familiar
with
demonstrated skills in
responsible for
achieved targets/results

increased sales/output by X %
interaction/collaboration/ liaison with
experienced in all aspects of
practical experience of
proficient/competent in
contributed ideas to/which
improved organisation of/ database
which
decreased losses by X %

worked within time/budget
wrote a report recommending
provided technical support to
set up new system
in charge of
suggested new approach

constant/regular/frequent

limits/constraints
Useful words & phrases!
This is a collection of words & phrases that are commonly used in job applications & CVs.
Phrases
Words to Describe Your Working or Operating Style
Words to Describe Actions:
Research
Technique / problem solving
Creativity
Communications
Managing / organising
Interpersonal
Promoting
Phrases
Words to describe your working or operating style
- how you get things done
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addressed audience of....
advised
demonstrated
disseminated
edited
instructed
interviewed
lectured
conceived
contributed ideas
designed/developed
devised
enabled
formulated
innovated
originated
prepared
reshaped
structured
transformed
analysed
arranged
budgeted
catalogued
compared
compiled
completed
computed
conducted
distributed
enlarged
examined
expanded
generated
implement
improved
improvised
indexed
invented
observed
probed
redesigned
reduced
reorganised
restructured
reviewed
revised
scheduled
simplified
surmounted
synthesised
systematised
verified
assessed
classified
defined
determined
developed
differentiated
equated
evaluated
experimented
investigated
searched
solved
realistic
reasonable
reliable
resilient
resourceful
responsible
self-starter
Words to describe actions
Research

Technique / problem solving

Creativity

Communications
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advised
assured
closed [the deal]
collaborated
consulted
cooperated
determined
evaluated
guided
handled
integrated
investigated
liaised
mediated
negotiated
proposed
represented
sorted out
accounted for
convinced
generated [funds]
improved
influenced
persuaded
recommended
sold
succeeded
administered
attained
conducted
coordinated
established
exceeded
executed
implemented
initiated
led
maintained
managed
motivated
organised
performed
produced
reduced
scheduled
strengthened
turned around
undertook
participated
presented
taught
wrote

Managing / organising

Interpersonal

Promoting


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