When writing the CV, we all tend to focus on the skills and how to fit our experience within the role's requirements.
Most people, however, tend to forget how impactful words can actually be.
To create a positive impact and help you stand out from the crowd, I listed 10 words that should be on your CV:
This adverb works well if you are going for a sales or target-driven role. Check out the company's moto to have a feel of what you should say and if this is the right word to use on your CV.
This word helps the person screening for the role to find what they are looking for - someone competitive.
It is the type of adverb that cannot do wrong. Any employer would like to have a person that does things consistently. When describing constant successes, achievements or targets reached try to fit 'consistently' in.
Much better than the old cliché 'team player', co-operatively works wonders to describe just that. However, be careful when describing a project or an achievement that involved other people - be clear when stating what your role was within the project.
This can also translate as being an organised person without the need to explicitly say it. From the reader's perspective, however, it has a lot more impact. To describe your capacity to juggle deadlines, use this adverb. It shows your ability to prioritise tasks and logical thinking.
If you were responsible for the implementation of a new process or system, ensure you use this word. Shows your creativity and capacity to innovate.
It can also translate as having the required drive to bring in necessary - not always easy - changes to your workplace.
You can use 'independently' for jobs that require you to work long periods of time on your own. Demonstrates problem solving and decision making skills. Implies that you are also reliable.
Innovatively works really well for start-up, 'cool' roles and trendy organisations. However, it can work with pretty much any role that requires some level of project/organisational development or new discoveries.
Perfect word to describe the higher level or greater number of years experience in your field as some people may worry they will sound too senior for some roles. Again, it has an 'eye-catching' effect on your CV.
Managed or delivered
Even if you aren't an actual manager, you can always apply these to projects or tasks that you managed or delivered. Use these to words to do that. Much like 'consistently' and 'implementing', they help propel your CV.
These words are helpful if you are planning to step up to the next level enabling you to demonstrate the skills needed.
Who doesn't like to read a success story? Through this word you can demonstrate your achievements which are certainly the most impressive part of your CV. 'Successfully' will allow you to give evidence of your experience and skills with no need to fall into clichés. Use good examples to show it.
Remember that you should only state your actual experience and skills. These words should help you shine through the selection process.