A secret unknown to many when writing their CV, is the usage of Power Words. Power words add that extra special oomph to your CV.

In other words Power Words are what create a REAL IMPACT

Power words should always be written as being in the past tense - this gives a sense of something having been done or completed. In other words it will portray you as having "achieved" something. If you use the present e.g. "designing" it doesn't sound complete and isn't therefore as powerful.

When writing your CV or Resume try to make good use of some of these Words. Below are some Power words you should use when writing your CV.

A

Accomplished
Achieved
Administered
Advised
Analysed
Approved
Arranged
Assessed
Assisted
Attained

B

Budgeted
Built

C

Calculated
Captured
Centralised
Checked
Collected
Combined
Completed
Composed
Conceived
Conducted
Consolidated
Consulted
Controlled
Converted
Coordinated
Corrected
Created
Cut

D

Decreased
Defined
Delivered
Demonstrated
Designed
Determined
Developed
Devised
Diagnosed
Directed
Distributed
Documented
Doubled
Drove

E

Earned
Edited
Eliminated
Encouraged
Engineered
Ensured
Established
Estimated
Evaluated
Expanded

F

Facilitated
Forecast
Formulated
Founded

G

Generated
Guided

I

Identified
Implemented
Improved
Improvised
Increased
Initiated
Inspired
Installed
Instigated
Instructed
Interpreted
Introduced

L

Launched
Lead
Liaised

M

Machined
Maintained
Managed
Marketed
Modernized
Monitored
Motivated

N

Negated
Negotiated

O

Obtained
Operated
Organised

P

Performed
Planned
Prepared
Presented
Processed
Promoted

R

Redesigned
Reduced
Reorganized
Represented
Researched
Resolved
Reviewed
Revised

S

Scheduled
Sold
Solved
Specified
Standardised
Started
Strengthened
Structured
Supervised
Supported

T

Tested
Trained
Translated

U

Uncovered
Utilised

V

Verified

W

Widened
Won