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Useful Vocabulary for the Resume and Interview

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  • During the job interviewing process it's important to use verbs that precisely describe your duties and responsibilities at your present and past positions. The following list provides verbs that are both precise and commonly used in an English speaking workplace. These verbs are used to express responsibilities and tasks performed:

    accomplished
    acted
    adapted
    administered
    advanced
    advised
    allocated
    analyzed
    applied
    approved
    arbitrated
    arranged
    assisted
    attained
    blended
    brought
    built
    carried out
    cataloged
    changed
    classified
    collaborated
    compared
    completed
    computed
    conceived
    conducted
    constructed
    consulted
    contracted
    controlled
    cooperated
    coordinated
    corrected
    counseled
    created
    dealt
    decided
    decreased
    defined
    delegated
    derived
    designated
    detected
    developed
    devised
    directed
    discovered
    distributed
    documented
    doubled
    edited
    encouraged
    engineered
    enlarged
    escalated
    established
    estimated
    evaluated
    examined
    expanded
    experienced
    explored
    facilitated
    finalized
    formulated
    founded
    functioned
    governed
    grouped
    guided
    handled
    harmonized
    harnessed
    headed
    identified
    implemented
    improved
    increased
    indexed
    initiated
    inspected
    installed
    instituted
    interpreted
    introduced
    invented
    investigated
    justified
    led
    localized
    located
    made
    maintained
    managed
    mechanized
    merged
    moderated
    motivated
    negotiated
    opened
    operated
    organized
    originated
    overcame
    perceived
    performed
    pioneered
    planned
    prepared
    presented
    presided
    processed
    programmed
    promoted
    provided
    purchased
    raised
    recommended
    recorded
    recruited
    rectified
    redesigned
    repaired
    replaced
    restored
    reversed
    reviewed
    revised
    saved
    screened
    selected
    serviced
    set up
    solved
    sorted
    sparked
    specified
    started
    stimulated
    strengthened
    summarized
    supervised
    supported
    systematized
    tested
    trained
    transacted
    transcribed
    transformed
    tripled
    upgraded
    validated
    varied
    verified
    vitalized
    won
    wrote

    To describe your skills the following adjectives are useful

    accurate
    active
    adaptable
    adept
    broad-minded
    competent
    conscientious
    creative
    dependable
    determined
    diplomatic
    discreet
    efficient
    energetic
    enterprising
    enthusiastic
    experienced
    fair
    firm
    genuine

    honest
    innovative
    logical
    loyal
    mature
    methodical
    motivated
    objective
    outgoing
    personable
    pleasant
    positive
    practical
    productive
    reliable
    resourceful
    self disciplined
    sense of humor
    sensitive
    sincere
    successful
    tactful
    trustworthy

    Use these verbs and adjectives and really sell yourself. You only have a few minutes to show how good you really are. By using this precise vocabulary and being confident can help you make the best impression possible.

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