3 Jan


10 Stupendous verbs that can accelerate your Resume


When you are writing a resume, everything that’s written has its own meaning and relevance, basically every single word counts. However arguably the most significant ones are the verbs.  A verb demonstrates to a prospective employer exactly what someone is capable of doing and how he/she fit in their criteria.  Engaging an employer is very crucial thus incorporating words that are impactful is foremost important. Here are the top 10 verbs that can be included in your resume that can evidently help in order to enhance its acceptance probability.   


You may wonder why employers like to see this verb on resume, its simple as it means “To make or become better”. This could be manifested in two ways, how you enhanced your personal performance or how you brought about a positive change in your past employment. You shall include metrics to substantiate your highlighted contributions, for example: “Improved call waiting times resulting in a 40% increase in customer satisfaction.”


Every potential manager will look out for some kind of value addition that can be bring in to their business. One must showcase how you have delivered and accomplished results. Any kind of targets such as cost reductions or sales or alternatively the achievement of projects. It can also be the delivery of coursework or high exam results.


If someone thinks management skills are only a requirement when you are applying for some kind of senior positions, it is actually not correct. In fact management expands way beyond managing other employees.  You may quote examples of how you have managed projects, stakeholders, workloads or even your own time during school or university. By using the word “managed” you actually exhibit your ability to take ownership of your own responsibilities.


It is not a word just for salespeople as most of the person thinks likewise, negotiation can literally be used across a wide range of jobs and industries. When you write your CV, mention occasions where you negotiated a bigger budget for a university project, better deal with a supplier or a better service from a contractor.


Reduction doesn’t always have to be a negative term, especially when linked to an organisation’s limited resources. One must put across any reference which you’ve had in terms of costs or time saved that benefitted a previous employer/project.


Although your CV should represent your individual accomplishments, it’s vital to reflect on how you can support teams to achieve group results. Teamwork is an indispensable skill, demonstrate how you’ve supported classmates, teachers or employers to overcome problems or achieve specific outcomes.


Planning is a critical skill in any role. Whether you are planning individual tasks or on a larger scale such as planning employee schedules. One must add examples that portray how you prepared and planned for a variety of eventualities in school and extracurricular work.


Employers are always looking for candidates that can share their knowledge to develop the wider team. Showcasing your ability to train others in your CV will not only portray your expertise in a field but also show your willingness to support others.


Problem-solving is an asset in any business, and your education should hold many examples of solutions you have provided when issues have arisen. Whether you have previously resolved complex problems, complaints or issues with company processes at work, bring these to the recruiter’s attention in your CV.


Engage a recruiter by documenting your ability to present information effectively through public speaking, customer interaction in the workplace or presenting findings within a classroom. Communication and presentation skills are hugely beneficial to employers across a wide range of roles.

Dr. Tanuja Sharoha
Assistant Professor, RDIAS

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