345+ Resume Verbs and Resume Keywords (2019)

Resume Verbs and Resume Keywords

1000 Resume Verbs and Resume Keywords 

The power verbs that are not in common use have international pronunciation included. Each power verb has synonyms and abbreviated definitions to help you position just the right power verbs for the impact and effect you desire. The Resume power verbs and Keywords in this blog are those that can be used for job searching and networking.  

 

In most cases, the power verbs include examples of the specific word in actual use as a “Résumé bullet point.” Bulleted points have a style purpose that says.

 

Hiring managers are busy people and appreciate applicants who respect their time by providing a few (3 to 4) simple, easy-to-read, yet impactful bullets of their achievements for each position. Note that we said achievements; we did not say restatements of their job description. Some power verbs include the power verb that is used in a sentence, a quotation, a newspaper article, or a magazine article.

 

ADJUST

  • {also use in Accountability, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, and Work Ethic}
  • accommodate; alter; amend; attune; bend; change; correct; fine-tune; fix; modify; pacify; rectify; regulate; resolve; settle; tune up; tweak
  • Resume bullet points: Adjusted to Sage accounting software

 

ADMINISTER

  • {also use in Accountability, HARD SKILLS: Administrative, Organizational, Planning and Time Management, Reliability, and Self-Manageable}
  • control; deal out; direct; dispense; furnish a benefit; give out; govern; hand out; manage; mete out; order; oversee a process; run; supervise
  • Resume bullet points: Administered accounts payable system

 

AUDIT

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Computational Thinking, and Design Mind-Set}
  • appraise; assess; check; count; examine; inspect; review; verify the accounting records of
  • Resume bullet points: Audited corporate client reports containing equities, fixed income, and derivatives

 

BALANCE

  • assess; calculate; collate; compare; consider; evaluate; even out; equalize; keep upright; offset; settle; square; stabilize; stay poised; steady; tally; total; weigh; weight up
  • Resume bullet points: Balanced all books and completed state and federal tax forms

 

BALANCE

CALCULATE

  • {also use in Accountability, Computational Thinking, Engineering, and R&D}
  • account; coax; compute; consider; deem; determine something; entice; enumerate; figure; persuade; rate
  • Resume bullet points: Calculated P/E ratios, DCF, EPS, NPV, and beta for equity security analysis

 

COLLECT

  • accumulate; amass; assemble; bring together; gather; pull together
  • have a passion for; hoard; save; stockpile
  • Resume bullet points: Collected 90 percent of 180-days past due accounts

 

COMPUTE

  • {also use in Critical Thinking, HARD SKILLS: Computational Thinking, and Software Developing}
  • calculate; determine a number; equate; figure
  • Resume bullet points: Computed midcap investment options using free float market capitalization weighted method

 

MAXIMIZE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, SOFT SKILLS:
  • Accountability, and Drive, Passion, and Tenacity}
  • make the best use of; make as great or as large as possible; raise to the highest possible degree
  • Resume bullet points: Maximized limited advertising budget by using coop ads and sponsors

 

OPTIMIZE

{also use in SOFT SKILLS: Work Ethic}

make the best or most effective use of a situation or resource

 

PROJECT

  • {also use in SOFT SKILLS: Design Mind-Set}
  • estimate; expect; forecast; plan; propose; scheme
  • extend outward toward something else
  • Resume bullet points: Projected five-year cash flow

 

QUANTIFY

{also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

  • express something in quantifiable terms
  • express or explain something numerically
  • determine, express, or explain the quantity of, numerical measure of, or extent of

 

RATIOCINATE

{also use in SOFT SKILLS: Attitude and Design Mind-Set}

work toward a solution through logical thinking and reason

 

REALLOCATE

distribute; newly allocate; opportune; set apart

 

RECALCULATE

calculate again; refigure

 

RECAPITALIZE

convert debt into stock or shares

Resume Verbs

RECTIFY

{also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}

  • amend; correct; fix; put right; resolve; set right
  • adjust; cure; mend; remedy; repair
  • convert

 

REFINANCE

new capital or funds for a project

 

REMIT

  • pay what is due
  • abate; cancel; decrease; diminish; forgive or pardon; lessen; reduce
  • cancel
  • dispatch; forward; pay; send
  • pass on; refer; submit

 

REMUNERATE

  1. settle a debt or other financial obligations
  2. pay or compensate for work done

 

RESTRUCTURE

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • downsize; reorganize; resize
  • plan or provide for the new structure
  • change the terms of a loan to reduce the burden on the debtor

 

SOLVE

  • {also use in Accomplishments, Creativity, and Design Mind-Set}
  • find a solution; settle
  • provide or find a suitable answer to a problem

 

TABULATE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Computational Thinking, and HARD SKILLS:
  • Analytical, Research, and Computational}
  • add up; chart; count; put facts in a table or column tally; total
  • Administrative, Organizational, Time, and Planning Skills

 

ACCELERATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Motivated, Self-Manageable, and HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management}
  • gather speed; go faster; grow; hurry; increase the speed of; pick up the pace; quicken; rush; speed up
  • cause to occur sooner

Resume Verbs

ACCREDIT

  • {also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Awareness, and Reliable}
  • approve; attribute; authorize; credit to; endorse; recognize; sanction
  • certify; supply with credentials or authority

 

ACTON

  • {also use in Attention to Detail and HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management}
  • the specific course of action; respond to

 

ACTIVATE

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving}
  • acetify; become active; energize; galvanize; get going; initiate; make active; set in motion; set off; start; stimulate; trigger; turn off

 

ADMINISTER

  • {also use in Accountability, Reliability, HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance, and Self-Manageable}
  • control; deal out; direct; dispense; furnish a benefit; give out; govern; hand out; manage; mete out; order; oversee a process run; supervise

 

Resume bullet points: Administered National Windows NT 4.0/Exchange Server 4.0 with 3,000 users

 

AGGREGATE

  • {also use in Computational Thinking and Social Intelligence}
  • accumulate; amass; collect; combine; gather together; sum; total; the whole

ARRANGE

  • {also use in Accountability and Creativity}
  • array; authorize; catalogue; classify; fix; order; organize; position; set up
  • make plans for something to be done

 

ASSIGN

  • {also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, and Computational Thinking}
  • allocate; allot; choose; consign; dispense; dole out; give; hand over; pick; select; transfer
  • appoint; delegate; designate; detail; name

 

CACHE

accumulate; collect; hide; hoard; store; supply

CENTRALIZE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail and Design Mind-Set}
  • bring the power of something to the central organization; consolidate

 

CHOREOGRAPH

arrange; compose; direct

 

COLLOCATE

arrange; catalog; set up

 

CONTROL

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Self-Manageable}

be in charge of; be in command; direct; dominate; govern; have influence or power over; manage; organize; oversee; rule; run

 

COORDINATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving}
  • bring together; combine; direct; harmonize; manage; match up; organize; synchronize; work together
  • Resume bullet points: Coordinated with industry compliance consultants and product managers to verify applications and meet regulatory compliance

 

DELIBERATE

{also use in Critical Thinking and Time Management}

confer; consider; consult; debate; meditate; mull over; plan; ponder; reflect; think carefully; weigh carefully

Resume Verbs Keywords

DOCUMENT

detail; give proof; record; verify; write down

 

FACILITATE

aid; assist; ease; help

 

FINESSE

be adroit; outmaneuver; skillfully handle

 

FOSTER

advance; encourage; promote; support

 

HANDLE

  • {also use in Accountability and Self-Manageable}
  • carry out; come to grips with; conduct; control; cope with; deal with; have overall influence; manage; manipulate; ply; process; run; see to; sort out; supervise; take responsibility for; undertake; wield
  • feel; finger; hold; manage with the hands; touch

 

Resume bullet pointsHandled online reservations and answered reference inquiries

 

  • IMPLEMENT
  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Accountability}
  • accomplish; apply; carry out; complete; effect; employ; enforce; execute; finish; fulfill; instigate; put into action; put into operation; put into place; put into practice; put into service; realize; use

 

MAINTAIN

  • {also use in Reliable}
  • cause or enable something to continue; keep something in good condition; keep up; provide with the necessities for life and existence; support; sustain
  • Resume bullet points: Maintained document sets and all revisions for four mid-range servers

 

MANAGE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • administer; be in charge of; conduct or direct affairs; oversee; regulate; run; supervise
  • do; fare; fend; get along; get by; make do; muddle through control the behavior of; handle; succeed in dealing with succeeding despite difficulties
  • Resume bullet points: Managed successful launch of branch location

 

OPERATE

  • be in effect; bring about a desired or appropriate effect; control the function of; have a certain influence
  • Resume bullet points: Operated crane, backhoes, conveyor belts, bends, and loaders in multifaceted work

 

ORGANIZE

  • arrange systematically; categorize; make arrangements, plans, or preparations for; order; put in order; sort out; systematize
  • control; coordinate; fix; manage; take charge
  • Resume bullet points: Organized workforce for a large hotel

 

OVERSAW

  • {also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • administer; control; direct; keep an eye on; manage; run; supervise
  • Resume bullet points: Oversaw sales force and house accounts fee calculation for the slow-moving product, increasing sales by 50 percent in one year

 

PLAN

  • {also use in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}
  • arrange; design; have in mind a project or purpose; intend; prepare; set up
  • arrange strategic ideas in diagrams, charts, sketches, graphs, tables, maps, and other documents
  • Resume bullet points: Planned and implemented server moves to brand new data center in Utah, including specifications, implementation, and support for EMC Clarion

 

BENCHMARK

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Design Mind-Set, HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense, Learn, and Professional Demeanor}
  • commence; identify and learn from the best business practices; level a point of reference; standard; target
  • Resume bullet points: Benchmarked a number of industrial calls to close

 

BIRD DOG

follow; observe; watch for the purpose of learning

CLICKSTREAM

  • count and observe consumer behavior on Web sites
  • Resume bullet points: Click streamed Web site traffic for market growth, product optimization, increased profitability, and enhanced customer satisfaction

 

CO-BRAND

advertise, market, promote in conjunction with another brand

 

Resume bullet points: Co-branded credit card with American Express

 

COLLABORATE

  • act as a team; assist; cooperate; pool resources; team up; work jointly with; work together
  • Resume bullet points: Collaborated with other stakeholders to create a customer-centric value chain

 

CONDUCT NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • analyze gap between needs and delivered goods/services; audit, examine
  • Resume bullet points: Conducted needs analysis for new franchise territories

 

CROWD SOURCE

CROWD SOURCE

  • {also use in Common Sense}
  • identify a group with common demographic or psychographic characteristics and determine how to best make contact with them to deliver a message such as a sales or advertising message
  • Resume bullet points: Crowdsourced three start-up firms

 

DIRECT MARKET

  • use a database to target and market selected products, services, or concepts to individuals with an identifiable need or desire through interactive multimedia marketing channels
  • Resume bullet points: Direct marketed previously low-margin products sold by the sales force, increasing overall profits for the line by 23 percent

 

E-TAIL

{also use in New Media Literacy and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

sell retail and conduct business activities online

 

HYPERLINK/HOTLINK

  • connect by a hyperlink or hotlink; join a digital community, blog, Web site, or other social media
  • Resume bullet points: Hyperlinked Web site with partners and sponsors, increasing site traffic by 40 percent

 

MARKET

  • advertise; offer to sell; promote Resume bullet points:
  • Marketed new products into new markets, achieving profitability in 18 months

 

MASS MARKET

  • produce, market, and distribute a large volume of a single product, idea, concept, or service to one consumer marketplace
  • Mass marketed high-ticket aspirational goods, successfully employing saturation pricing

 

MERCHANDISE

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • market goods; promote the selling of goods
  • Resume bullet points: Merchandised electronics and communications equipment

 

STORYBOARD

  • create; layout; plan; strategize
  • make a storyboard

 

Resume bullet points: Storyboarded creative troubleshooting problems

 

TEST MARKET

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • sample; try something in the limited scope
  • Resume bullet points: Test marketed product appeal prior to launch

 

Analytical/Research, Computational, and Math

Attendance and Punctuality

ACCOUNT FOR

{also use in Attendance and Punctuality, Attention to Detail and HARD SKILLS: Business Sense}

have available; have at hand; consider; analyze; explain know the state of or whereabouts of something or someone

 

ANALYZE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking, and HARD SKILLS: Gather Data and Convert into Information}
  • consider; dissect; evaluate; examine; explore; interpret; investigate; probe; question; scrutinize; study
  • Resume bullet points: Analyzed quantitative data

 

ARRAY

  • {also use in Attention to Detail and Design Mind-Set}
  • gamut; place in an orderly arrangement; set out for display or use
  • marshal troops; parade; place an order dress in fine or showy attire
  • Resume bullet points: Arrayed data in JavaScript

 

ASSERT

  • {also use in Design Mind-Set}
  • affirm; allege; aver; avow; claim; contend; declare; emphasize; protest; state strongly; stress
  • champion; defend; establish; insist upon; maintain; make a claim for; stand up for; support; uphold

 

BETA TEST

  • {also use in Design Mind-Set, Leadership, and Risk Tolerant}
  • field test; road test; sample prior to rollout Resume bullet points:
  • • Beta tested cloud accounting software

 

CALCULATE

  • {also use in Accountability, Accounting and Finance, Computational Thinking, and Accounting and Finance}
  • account; coax; compute; consider; deem; determine something; entice; enumerate; figure; persuade
  • Resume bullet points: Calculated statistical significance and confidence of polls

 

CIPHER

ascertain by mathematics; calculate

 

COMPUTE

  • {also use in Critical Thinking, Accounting and Finance, and Software Developing}
  • calculate; determine a number; equate; figure; make a mathematical calculation
  • I computed the cost of the new material in just minutes.

 

Resume bullet points: Computed tomography angiograms

 

Computational Thinking

CONVEY

  • {also use in Communication}
  • conduct; express; lead; make known; pass; put into words
  • bring; carry; move; take from one place to another; transfer

 

CORRELATE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Computational Thinking, and Cross-Cultural Competency}
  • associate; bring into mutual relation; calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; come together; correspond; parallel
  • Resume bullet points: Correlated subquery (also known as a synchronized subquery)

 

DELINEATE

  • {also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, and Communication}
  • describe accurately; determine; draw an outline; identify or indicate by marking with precision; fix boundaries; represent something

 

ELUCIDATE

  • {also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Communication, Social Intelligence, and Take Direction}
  • be lucid; clarify; explain; explicate; expound; expose; illuminate; make something clear; reveal; throw light on it

 

EXPERIMENT

  • {also use in Risk Tolerant}
  • research; test; trial
  • make or conduct an experiment
  • try something new

 

EXTRAPOLATE

  • {also use in Cogitative Load Management and Critical Thinking}
  • construct an image; estimate; infer
  • arrive at conclusion or results by hypothesizing from known facts or observations

 

HYPOTHESIZE

  • {also use in Cogitative Load Management and Critical Thinking}
  • make an educated guess of some outcome
  • be lucid clarify; explain; make something clear; explicate; expose; expound; illuminate; reveal; throw light on it

 

OBSERVE

  • {also use in Design Mind-Set, Gather Data and Convert into Information, and Take Direction}
  • examine; make a remark; monitor; notice; perceive; say; scrutinize; study; survey; view; watch attentively

 

POSIT

  • {also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}
  • assume; conceive; conjecture; hypothesize; imagine; postulate; put forward; speculate; state or assume as fact; suggest; theorize

 

POSTULATE

  • {also use in Communication}
  • assume; claim; guess; hypothesize; look for a reason or take for granted without proof; propose; put forward; suggest

 

QUANTIFY

{also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking, and HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}

  • express something in quantifiable terms
  • express or explain numerically
  • determine, express, or explain the quantity of, numerical measure of, or extent of

 

RESEARCH

  • make an inquiry; survey; investigate thoroughly 
  • • Researched, analyzed, and recommended new technology
  • Researched proper components for clients, ensuring value, reliability, and substantial savings

 

RUMINATE

  • {also use in Communications and Critical Thinking}
  • chew over; cogitate; contemplate; mull over; ponder; reflect on; think over

 

SIMULATE

  • imitate; model; pretend
  • use a computer simulation to represent

 

SURMISE

assume; conclude; conjecture; construe; deduce; gather; guess; hypothesize; imagine; postulate; presume; speculate; suppose; suspect; theorize; work out

 

TABULATE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Computational Thinking, and HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}
  • add up; chart; count; put facts in a table or column; tally; total
  •  

Business and Business Sense

Business and Business Sense

ACCOUNT FOR

  • {also use in Analytical, Research, and Computational, Attendance and Punctuality, Attention to Detail, and HARD SKILLS: Business Sense}
  • analyze; consider; explain; have available; have at hand
  • know the state of or whereabouts of something or someone

 

BANKROLL

  • finance; supply money for a project
  • privately fund a capital investment

Resume bullet points: Bankrolled two entrepreneurial start-ups

 

BENCHMARK

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, HARD SKILLS: Advertising, Branding, PR, Sales, and Marketing, HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense, Learn, and Professional Demeanor}
  • commence; identify and learn from the best business practices; level a point of reference; standard; target

Resume bullet points: Benchmarked the start-up costs for a small business

 

BRAND

identify differently; separate by some identity

 

CONSIGN

  • agree; dispatch; entrust; pack off; relegate; submit
  • deliver; send; transfer

 

CROWDFUND

raise money from multiple individuals online for a start-up business

 

DIVERSIFY

  • {also use in Cross-Cultural Competency and Flexibility}
  • branch out; expand; spread out; very

 

DOWN SCOPE

downsize a project; reevaluate whether a project should be done

 

Resume bullet points: Down scoped low-volume business units

 

DOWNSCALE

cut back in size or scope; economize; rationalize; scale back; slim down; trim

 

DYNAMIC PRICE

  • rapidly move prices as a result of supply or demand matching
  • We employed dynamic pricing to deal with the rapid increase in the fall in consumer demand.

 

HARD SKILLS

E-TAIL

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Advertising and New Media Literacy}
  • conduct retail business activities online

 

FAST TRACK

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, Tenacity, and Work Ethic}
  • move someone or something in an accelerated manner, past normal requirements, time limitations, and experience
  • bypass others; move rapidly; speed up
  • Resume bullet points: Fast-tracked database projects

 

FRANCHISE

control; own; trademark

 

GLOBALIZE

make worldwide in scope or application

 

HIRE

grant the personal service of someone; take or offer employment

KICK THE TIRES

  • be first to investigate; check for early warning signs; look into something by checking the obvious things
  • As the economic conditions worsened, I kicked the tires of all new funding requests.

 

LICENSE

accredit; allow; authorize; certify; grant permit

 

Resume bullet points: Licensed the firm’s products in 15 global markets

 

MANAGE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Administrative, Organization, and Planning}

  • administer; be in charge of; conduct or direct affairs; oversee; regulate; run; supervise
  • do; fare; fend; get along; get by; make do; muddle through
  • control the behavior of; handle; succeed in dealing with
  • succeed despite difficulties

Resume bullet points: Managed the in-house key accounts, accounting for 25 percent of total sales

 

MERCHANDISE

{also use in Advertising, Branding, PR, Sales, Marketing}

market goods; promote the selling of goods

 

MERGE

blend gradually into something else; combine two or more organizations into one; mix

The second and third largest firms merged and became the industry leader.

 

NEARSHORE

move business operations such as manufacturing, customer service, and human resources back to the home country; restore

Resume bullet points: Nearshored half of the firm’s previously international manufacturing operations, creating 4,000 US jobs

 

NETWORK

  • {also use in Professional Demeanor and Presence and Team Player}
  • complex; exchange ideas; interact with others to exchange information and develop contacts; make contacts; meet people; set up; use a system of contacts
  • I networked my way into several great job interviews.

 

OVERSAW

  • {also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and
  • Organizational}
  • administer; control; direct; keep an eye on; manage; run; supervise

 

Resume bullet points: Oversaw the merger and acquisition that accounted for tripling the size of the firm in four years

 

Resume bullet points

PROMOTE

help bring about the growth or popularity of something or someone Resume bullet points:

• Promoted to section chief

 

PROTOTYPE

  • {also use in Creativity}
  • create models and replicas of what is to be produced

 

RECHANNEL

  • reassign resources or attention; redirect along a desired path Resume bullet points:
  • Rechanneled $20 million of value channel partnership resources into developing just in time parts allocation system for new products

 

RESTORE

move business operations such as manufacturing, customer service, and human resources back to the home country; nearshore

 

RESTRUCTURE

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}

  • downsize; reorganize; resize
  • plan or provide for the new structure
  • change the terms of a loan to reduce the burden on the debtor

 

Resume bullet points: Restructured the firm’s long-term debt, saving $33 million in interest payments

 

RETOOL

  • reengineer; rebuild; redesign
  • adapt; rethink the plan to meet new conditions Resume bullet points:
  • Retooled 170,000 square foot plant in less than 30 days, allowing production to resume before that of top competitors

 

ROLL OUT

  • start a campaign after a test; start a new product
  • begin a process from one point with ongoing plans to complete
  • flatten into sheets by rolling
  • Rolled out $35 million rebranding campaign to relaunch firm under new ownership

 

SET GOALS

create targets and objectives; make plans

 

STOVEPIPE

  • {also use in Design Mind-Set}
  • stack strategies, ideas, or plans Resume bullet points:
  • Stove-piped marketing, communications, and financial ideas to have them ready to implement on short notice

 

SUPERVISE

  • administer; control; direct; handle; observe; organize; oversee; manage; run; take charge of; watch
  • Supervised, instructed, and scheduled nine staff members
  • Supervised six paralegal and secretarial staff

 

TEST MARKET

  • {also use in Advertising, Branding, PR, Selling, and Marketing}
  • sample; try something in the limited scope

 

Resume bullet points: Test marketed beta test products

Computer Literate

Computer Literate

ANALYZE EVALUATION DATA

Interpret results from research, testing, or lab work Resume bullet points:

• Analyzed evaluation data

 

COMPUTERIZE

  • operate or produce by means of a computer
  • equip with computers

 

CONVERT

change for equal value; change from one form to another; commute; lead; metamorphose; mutate; transfer; transfigure; transform; transmute; turn

 

CYBERNATE

  • {also use in New Media Literacy}
  • control a function, process, or creation by a computer

 

DROPBOX

  • {also use in New Media Literacy}
  • connect all of one’s computers by software so that content such as photos, graphics, and files are automatically transferred from one to another

 

E-SOURCE

  • {also use in New Media Literacy}
  • process and tools that electronically allow all activities in the digital sourcing process

 

FACEBOOK

  • {also use in Communications and New Media Literacy}
  • connect with someone online on the social network Facebook

 

GOOGLE

  • {also use in New Media Literacy}
  • check a reference on a Google site; search online for word or phrase
  • gaze; see; look intently

 

MASHUP

  • combine songs or digital content into a new file
  • brew or infuse
  • combine two or more Web sites into a single site

 

 Research and Development

Engineering, Research, and Development, Including Software, New Products, and Services

ADAPT

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Creativity, Cross-Cultural Competency, and Flexibility}

  • acclimate; accommodate; adjust; change; conform; fashion; fit; get used to; make suitable; reconcile; square; suit; tailor
  • make fit, often by modification
  • cause something to change for the better

 

Resume bullet points: Adapted unified communications solutions which increased organizational agility, saving businesses time and money

 

ANALYZE EVALUATION DATA

interpret results from research, testing, or lab work Resume bullet points:

• Analyzed evaluation data

ASSEMBLE

accumulate; combine; convene; group; mass produce; produce standardized goods in large volumes; unite

 

Resume bullet points: Assembled PCBA prototyping process output

 

ASSESS EMPLOYEE AND CLIENT TRAINING NEEDS

analyze, audit, examine, and evaluate the employee and client needs for training and education

 

Resume bullet points: Assessed employee and client training needs and developed in-house training and development solution which accomplished all objectives and saved firm $250,000 annually

 

BUILT

{also use in Accountability and Customer Awareness}

  • construct; erect; put up; raise; rear
  • grow; improve; increase

 

Resume bullet points: Built IE 6 computers from board level, installed operating systems and software, and configured systems

 Computational Thinking

CALCULATE

{also use in Accountability, Accounting and Finance, and Computational Thinking}

account; coax; compute; consider; deem; determine something; entice; enumerate; figure; persuade

 

Resume bullet points: Calculated P/E ratios, DCF, EPS, NPV, and beta for equity security analysis

 

CONDUCT NEEDS ANALYSIS

the audit, examine and analyze the gap between needs and delivered goods/services

Resume bullet points: Conducted needs analysis for major accounts

 

DESIGN

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Creativity, and HARD SKILLS: Computer Literate, Engineering, and Research}

  • aim; contrive; device; intend; make designs; mean; plan; propose; set apart for some purpose
  • conceive; construct; create; draw up blueprints or plans; fabricate; invent; originate
  • blueprint; cast; chart; contrive; draw up; frame; intent; map; project; set out

Resume bullet points: Designed and implemented global Windows 2008 production/test environment for firm’s six locations

 

DEVELOP AND DELIVER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Creativity}

  • create, invent, put together, and produce output
  • achieve; advance; build up; evolve; expand; exploit; expound; extend; gain; generate; grow; increase; mature; strengthen; unfold; widen

 

Resume bullet points: Developed and delivered online engineering fluid flow simulator

 

ENGINEER

 Critical Skills and Time Management

{also use in Critical Skills and Time Management}

  • cause; coax; make happen
  • plan, construct and manage as an engineer
  • guide; plan and direct skillfully; superintend

Resume bullet points: Engineered, troubleshot, and fully documented IIS solutions

 

FIX

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Critical Thinking}

mend; replace; restore

Resume bullet points: Fixed challenging electrical engineering problems to avoid the high risk and repercussions from downtime

 

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IMPLEMENT SOLUTIONS

accomplish; apply; carry out; complete; effect; employ; enforce; execute;

finish; fulfill; instigate; put into action; put into operation; put into place; put into practice; put into service; realize; use

 

Resume bullet points: Implemented solutions for corporate network architecture of 2,500 person firm with 6 locations

 

IMPROVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, and HARD SKILLS: Research and R&D}

ameliorate; amend; better; build up; develop; employ; enhance in value; enrich; expand; further; get better; help; increase; make better; meliorate; perfect; raise to a better quality; upgrade use

 

Resume bullet points: Improved operations that were adopted and made benchmarks by the industry trade association

 

INNOVATE

{also use in Creativity}

begin with something new; create; derive; devise; coin; commence; instigate; invent; make; modernize; originate; remodel; renew; renovate; transform; update; revolutionize

 

Resume bullet points: Innovated solutions for unique problems with mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems

 

INSTALL

establish in an indicated place; position; put into use; set up for service or use

 

Resume bullet points: Installed aggressive materials improvement and equipment refurbishing program

 

INVENT

concoct; contrive; cook up; create; devise; dream up; fabricate; formulate; hatch; imagine; makeup; think up

Resume bullet points: Invented core technologies

 

Accomplishments and Achievements

MAKE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements}
  • assemble; become; build; cause; compose; construct; create; develop; do; enact; erect; execute; fabricate; fashion; forge; form; frame; manufacture; mold; prepare; produce; put together; require; shape

 

Resume bullet points: Made Industry “Top Ten Performers” five consecutive years (2007–2012)

 

MANAGE DEVELOPMENT

oversee, manage, and supervise the process of creating or developing an asset

 

Resume bullet points: Managed development of 3D prototyping

 

MANUFACTURE

  • {also use in taking Direction}
  • assemble; build; construct; create; develop; make; produce
  • concoct; fabricate; invent; makeup
  • Resume bullet points: Manufactured with six-axis robots

 

Gather Data and Convert to Information

ACQUIRE

  • {also use in Accomplishments, Customer Mind-Set, Design Mind-Set, and Risk Tolerant}
  • attain; buy; come to possess; earn; gain; get; hold; obtain; purchase; receive
  • Resume bullet points: Acquired census tract data and merged it into the customer database

 

ANALYZE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking, and HARD SKILLS:
  • Analytical, Research, and Computational}
  • consider; dissect; evaluate; examine; explore; interpret; investigate; probe; question; scrutinize; study
  • Resume bullet points: Analyzed customer data

 

Computational Thinking

CLASSIFY

  • {also use in Attention to Detail and Computational Thinking}
  • arrange; assort; catalog; categorize; class; distribute into groups; grade; group; list by some order or sequence; organize; sort
  • Resume bullet points: Classified datasets

 

CODIFY

  • {also use in Computational Thinking}
  • organize into a system of rules, codes, or principles to make clear and coherent
  • Resume bullet points: Codified data to prompt diagnosticians
  • Codified rating system to rank the industry’s more efficient logistics systems

 

COLLATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Cogitative Load Management, Design Mind-Set, and Team Player}
  • assemble or collect to compare; bring together; gather; pool; pull together

 

Resume bullet points: Collated binary search or half-interval search algorithms

 

COLLECT

  • {also use in Leadership and Management and HARD SKILLS: Gather Data and Convert into Information}
  • accumulate; amass; assemble; bring together; gather; pull together

 

Resume bullet points: Collected customer retention data

 

COMPILE

  • {also use in Computational Thinking and Self-Manageable}
  • collect and edit something; gather and put together in an orderly form

 

Resume bullet points: Compiled data on cycle time for plant closings

 

DISCOVER

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving, and Intelligence}
  • ascertain; be first to learn something; determine; expose; find out; hear; learn; realize, see, or uncover something

 

Resume bullet points: Discovered the level of personally identifiable information consumers would be willing to give up in exchange for more personalized products

 

GATHER

  • accumulate; assemble; collect; come together; garner; group; harvest Resume bullet points:
  • • Gathered detailed data on competitors

 

OBSERVE

  • {also use in Design Mind-Set, Gather Data and Convert into Information, Take Direction}
  • examine; make a remark; monitor; notice; perceive; say; scrutinize; study; survey; view; watch attentively

 

VERIFY

  • check; prove; validate
  • confirm or substantiate; prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony
  • check or confirm the accuracy of

Resume bullet points: Verified trades and hedges

 

Experience, Credentials, Education

Accomplishments and Achievements History

Self-Manageable

ABSORB

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Learn, and Self-Manageable}

  • become captivated, fascinated, engaged, interested, or preoccupied in; fascinate
  • The strategic planning process absorbed much of my time.
  • draw into oneself; grasp; grip; realize; recognize; take in; understand
  • acquire; assimilate; attract; consume; digest; endure; engulf; imbibe; soak up; sustain; take in; take up; use up

 

Resume bullet points: Absorbed additional new department, including personnel, budget, and objectives, and led all managers in department productivity gains of prior year

 

ACCELERATE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Self-Manageable, Motivated, and Time and Organizational Management}

  • gather speed; go faster; grow; hurry; increase the speed of; pick up the pace; quicken; rush speed up
  • cause to occur sooner
  • Collocates to: change, depreciation, development, process, program, place, time, trend

 

Resume bullet points: Accelerated the process of a new hire to fully trained status by 20 percent without any loss in efficiency

 

ACCLAIM

  • {also use in Self-Confident and Social Intelligence}
  • acknowledge or declare approval; applaud; cheer; commend; hail; praise vociferously; sing one’s praises
  • Steve Jobs was widely acclaimed as a visionary.
  • Collocates to: actor, author, critic, entertainer, film, hero, inventor, movie, musician, public, television, writer

 

Resume bullet points:

Acclaimed by industry trade press to have developed the most innovative training process in the industry, enabling new hires to achieve certification status in half the time of the industry standard

 

ACCOMMODATE

Cross-Cultural Competency

{also use in Common Sense, Compassion, Cross-Cultural Competency, Customer Awareness, and Outgoing}

house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up

  • adapt; be big enough for; contain; have the capacity for; hold; reconcile; seat
  • do a favor or a service for someone; oblige
  • acclimate; acclimatize; adjust; become accustomed; familiarize; get used to; make fit or suitable for
  • allow for; assist; be of service; consider; find ways to help; oblige

Collocates to: change, demand, desire, difference, growth, guest, need, passengers, request, schedule, space, special case(s), student

 

ACCOMPLISH

  • {also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Drive, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Passion and Tenacity, and Work Ethic}
  • achieve; attain; bring about; carry out; cause to happen; complete; do; finish; gain; get done; finish; fulfill; make happen; make possible; produce; pull off; reach; realize; undertake
  • Collocates to: aim, feats, goals, learning, luminary, mission, objectives, purpose, tasks

 

Resume bullet points: Accomplished record for new sales increasing new accounts by 25% over the prior year

 

ACCUMULATE

  • accrue; add; amass; build up; collect; gather; hoard
  • accrete; grow larger by adding; mount up
  • Collocates to: assets, data, debt, evidence, information, influence, knowledge, power, money, wealth

 

ACHIEVE

  • {also use in Attitude, Drive and Passion, Education, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confident}
  • accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; perform; pull off; reach; realize
  • succeed in doing something
  • Collocates to: balance, fame, goals, honor, objectives, outcome, reputation, results, success

 

Resume bullet points: Achieved the status of Fellow

 

ACQUIRE

  • {also use in Customer Awareness, Design Mind-Set, Gather Data and Convert into Information, and Risk Tolerant}
  • attained; buy; come to possess; earn; gain; get; hold; obtain; purchase; receive

 

Resume bullet points: Acquired the highest IEEE certification in 2012

 

ACTIVATE

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management, and Novel and Adaptive Thinking}
  • acetify; become active; energize; galvanize; get going; initiate; make active; set in motion; set off; start; stimulate; trigger; turn off

 

Resume bullet points: Activated the budget contingency for the project and delivered the results on schedule

 

ACTUALIZE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Common Sense, Motivated, and Novel and Adaptive Thinking}
  • make real or actual; make something actual or real; realize; represent or describe realistically fulfill the potential of
  • Collocates to: act, communion, desire, ideal, goal, potential, virtue
  • Resume bullet points: Actualized virtual transactions, giving customers a human contact

 

ACTUATE

ACTUATE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Accuracy, Creativity, Customer Awareness, Leadership, and Risk Tolerant}
  • activate; arouse to action; give incentive for action; motivate; move to act; put into motion; start; trigger
  • Collocates to: application, breaks, desire, device, drive, motion, plan, program, shock

 

ADAPT

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Commitment, and Dedication, Common Sense, Creativity, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, HARD SKILLS: Engineering and R&D, and Learn}
  • acclimate; accommodate; adjust; change; conform; fashion; fit; get used to; make suitable; reconcile; square; suit; tailor
  • make fit, often by modification
  • cause something to change for the better

 

Resume bullet points: Adapted innovative database approaches and identified two new untapped market segments that added 10 percent profits in 2 years

 

ADD

  • add up; adjoin; affix; append; attach; combine; count up; include; insert; put in; tally; total; tote up
  • augment; complement; enhance; enlarge; improve; increase; intensify; supplement; swell

 

ADDUCE

allege; bring forward; cite as evidence; lead to; present; provide advance

evidence for something; put forward

 

“Whoever in discussion adduces authority uses not intellect but a memory.” —Leonardo da Vinci

 

Collocates to: argument, authority, case, concept, data, development, evidence, example, reason, term, theory

 

ADOPT

Environmental Management System

  • {also use in Accountability and Commitment and Dedication}
  • accept; agree to; approve; assume; embrace; endorse; espouse; foster; implement; take in as one’s own; talk on; take up; take on board
  • Resume bullet points: Adopted the ISO standards for Environmental Management System (EMS)

 

ADVANCE

  • {also use in Self-Manageable}
  • continue; evolve; forward; further; go ahead; go forward; proceed; increase; move ahead; move forward; move on; press forward; press on; proceed; progress
  • build up; develop; enhance; expand; promote; rise; spread
  • Resume bullet points: Advanced a more rigorous standard for customer service representatives

 

 

AFFECT

  • act physically on something or someone; change; concern; connect closely and often indiscriminately; have an effect on; have an emotional or cognitive impact on; impinge on; impress; influence; move; shape; strike; sway; touch
  • distress; disturb; move; touch; upset
  • assume; fake; imitate; pretend or have; put on
  • Collocates to: ability, behavior, change, community, condition, decisions, factor, health, issue, level, life, performance, policy, quality

 

Resume bullet points: Affected the more adopted timely approach for resolving customer complaints by showing employees videos of the actual impact of customer service failures

 

AMALGAMATE

combine; fuse; integrate; join together; merge; mix; unite

 

AMASS

  • {also use in Drive and Passion, Education, Motivated, and Self-Manageable}
  • accrue; accumulate; assemble; build up; collect; compile; gather together; hoard; pile up; store up
  • Resume bullet points: Amassed 75 customer appreciation letters and recommendations

 

AMELIORATE

  • {also use with Accountability. Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Manageable}
  • amend; correct a mistake; enhance; enrich; get better; improve; make better; perfect; tolerate; upgrade
  • correct a deficiency or defect; make right a wrong; take action that makes up for one’s negative or improper actions
  • Collocates to: concern, condition, consequences, distress, effect, effort, pain, plan, problem, situation, stress, symptom, system, tension

 

ASCERTAIN

determine; discover; establish; find out; learn; realize; uncover

find out with certainty

 

ASSEMBLE

accumulate; combine; convene; group; mass produce; produce standardized goods in large volumes; unite

 

ATTAIN

  • {also use in Education}
  • accomplish; acquire; achieve; arrive at; conquer; gain; make; manage; obtain; procure; reach; realize
  • Resume bullet points: Attained the highest level of certification awarded by the IEEE

 

AUTHOR

  • {also use in Communications and Creativity}
  • create; pen; scribe; source; write

 

“He who purposes to be an author should first be a student.” —Dryden

Resume bullet points: Authored the company’s diversity engagement strategy which received national acclaim for the firm

 

AVAIL

  • be of advantage, help, take; use to one’s advantage to accomplish an end
  • Collocates to: benefit, freedom, language, opportunity, option, privilege, protection, resource, service, tool

 

BEGET

cause something; create something; father; lead to; procreate; reproduce

 

BEGUILE

attract; charm into doing; deceive; divert; enthrall; entice; fascinate; influence by slyness; lure; mesmerize; put under a spell; sawder; woo

 

“I am not merry; but I do beguile the thing I am, by seeming otherwise.” —William Shakespeare

 

“If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it—the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.” —Ann Radcliffe

 

Collocates to: audience, composition, view

 

BOOST

advance; amplify; augment; enhance; further; heighten; hoist; improve; increase; lift; make better; raise

Tim’s new idea boosted sales in the market by 20 percent.

 

CATAPULT

throw or force something

advance quickly over peers; leapfrog or jump obstacles or barriers

 

CIRCUMNAVIGATE

go around but not through; pass; get around something by intelligence, nerve, guile, luck or determination; skirt

 

COADJUTE

cooperate; work together

 

COALESCE

  • {also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Social Intelligence, and Team Player}
  • blend; combine; come together as one; fuse or cause to grow together; join; merge; mingle; mix together different elements or parts; unite
  • Collocates to: beliefs, filter, ideas, image, matter, movement, shapes, opposition, views

 

COLLABORATE

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Self-Manageable, Take Direction, and Work Ethic}
  • act as a team; assist; cooperate; pool resources; team up; work together on a common enterprise or project; work jointly with
  • Dawn successfully collaborated with two other agencies.
  • cooperate as a traitor; quisling

 

Resume bullet points: Collaborated with local universities to develop hands-on industrial training programs as extensions to classroom learning

 

COLLATE

arrange; assemble; catalog; check; classify; codify; compare critically; gather; order; organize; set up

Collocates to: data, information, numbers, record, results, report, study, survey

Resume bullet points: Collated 75 years of consumer records into firm’s first searchable database

 

COMMUNICATE

be in touch; commune; connect; converse; convey something; correspond; exchange a few words; share; transfer; write

 

COMPLETE

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Education, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}
  • be done; Choate; conclude; entire; finish a task; integral; perfect; through; unabridged; uncut; whole; wrap up
  • Resume bullet points: Completed the industry’s top certification in less time than anyone at the firm

 

COMPORT

act; agree; behave in a certain, proper way

 

COMPOSE

  • collect; contain; control; cool down; practice; restrain; settle; simmer down
  • create; incite; produce; write

 

CONCEIVE

  • {also use in Accountability, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving, and Self-Management}
  • create; envisage; imagine; invent original idea; picture; visualize
  • I conceived and wrote the firm’s long-term strategic plan.
  • begin life; dream; elaborate; form; make up

 

CONTROL

{also use in Self-Manageable and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

be in charge of; be in command; direct; dominate; govern; have influence or power over; manage; organize; oversee; rule; run

 

COORDINATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Self-Manageable}

Resume bullet point: Coordinated $20 million sales and marketing budget for gaming division of the global firm

 

CREATE

{also use in Creativity}

Resume bullet points: Created a spreadsheet report process that improved productivity and reduced division costs by $200,000

 

DEFINE

{also use with Accountability, Accuracy, and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Design Mind-Set}

 

DESIGN

{also use in Creativity and HARD SKILLS: Computer Literate, Engineering, and Research}

  • aim; contrive; device; intend; make designs; mean; plan; propose; set apart for some purpose
  • conceive; construct; create; draw up blueprints or plans; fabricate; invent; originate
  • blueprint; cast; chart; draw up; frame; map; project; set out

 

Resume bullet points: Designed a tracking system that allowed service repairman and their vehicles to be routed to jobs by an algorithm based on geographic and priority

 

DEVELOP

  • {also use in Self-Manageable}
  • achieve; advance; build up; evolve; expand; exploit; expound; extend; gain; generate; grow; increase; mature; strengthen; unfold; widen
  • make known gradually
  • Resume bullet points: Developed and maintained documentation and communications for two worldwide projects

 

Creativity and HARD SKILLS

DEVISE

{also use in Creativity and HARD SKILLS: Engineering and R&D}

Resume bullet point:

Devised the solution for more efficient routing of service trucks, saving thousands of dollars of fuel and making service calls more efficient. The developed algorithm that calculated new emergency calls, distance from the current call, and estimated time of service

 

DIRECT

conduct; command; lead; take action immediately

control the course; guide; point the way; show the way

Resume bullet points:

• Directed the firm’s diversity awareness program

• Directed in-house sales training classes

 

DISCOVER

  • {also use in Common Sense, Intelligence, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving, Gather Data and Convert into Information}
  • ascertain; be first to learn something; determine; expose; find out; hear; learn; realize, see, or uncover something
  • Resume bullet points: a Discovered new market for industrial waste creating a new revenue channel of $100,000 annually

 

DISTRIBUTE

  • apportion; arrange; deal; dispense; divide; divvy; dole out; measure; parcel; portion; scatter; share; spread
  • Resume bullet points: Distributed surplus material from production to sheltered workshops in the area providing hundreds of handicapped workers with continued employment

 

DOUBLE

  • duplicate; improve or grow something twice its previous level or size
  • Resume bullet points: Doubled customer retention rates increasing profits by $800,0000

 

DRIVE

  • force; guide; herd; impel; make; motor; plunge; pilot; propel; push; ram;
  • run; shove; steer; thrust; wheel

 

EARN

  • {also use in Education}
  • acquire as a result of one’s behavior or effort; drawdown; gain; make; merit; pull down; receive; receive wages; win; work for
  • receive salary, commission, pay, or rent for one’s effort
  • gain interest as profit
  • Resume bullet points: Earned an MBA and CPA in less than three years while working full time

 

Leadership and Motivated

ENHANCE

  • {also use in Leadership and Motivated}
  • add to; augment; boost; develop; endow with beauty and elegance; grace
  • improve the quality or condition of
  • digitally or electronically improve the quality, tone, pitch, image of photos, recordings, images
  • Resume bullet points: Enhanced key account cross-selling activities by 17 percent in one year using a multidiscipline team approach to the customer renewal project

 

ESTABLISH

{also use in Accountability, Reliability, and Self-Confidence}

  • begin; create; enact; ensconce; found; install; institute; prove; set up; settle; start
  • make firm; make stable
  • bring about; cause to happen
  • settle in an office or position
  • cause to accept or recognize; set up permanently
  • demonstrate; prove

Resume bullet points: Established first company job share policy allowing the firm to keep more experienced workers and hire additional talented candidates

 

EXCEED

  • {also use in Accountability and Drive, Passion, and Tenacity}
  • be more or greater than; beat; go beyond; surpass what was expected or thought possible; outdo
  • Resume bullet points: Exceeded all company records for reduction of loss prevention, reducing losses as a percent of sales by 30 percent in one year

 

EXPAND

  • enlarge; increase; inflate; swell
  • open up; spread out; stretch out; unfold
  • dilate; enlarge; extend; make greater in size, bulk, or scope
  • work out or show the full form of

Resume bullet points: Expanded the conversion rate of leads by 75 percent in 2 years, increasing the number of new sales by 40 percent

 

EXPEDIT

  • {also use in Drive and Passion and Time Management}
  • accelerate; hurry up; rush
  • speed up or make easy the process or action of
  • dispatch; issue officially; send off

 

Resume bullet points: Expedited the acceptance pace of new policy applications by 50 percent by adding automated policy holder data from firm’s data warehouse

 

FIX

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Critical Thinking}
  • affix; arrange; assign; attach; blame; fasten; impute; pin on; place saddle; produce deep impression; secure
  • engrave
  • mend; replace; restore

Resume bullet points: Fixed and repaired many old pieces of production equipment still functional, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in capital costs

 

FOUND

begin; constitute; create; establish; institute; organize; set up; start

Resume bullet points: Founded the firm’s first employee social capital training program

 

Accountability and Reliability

FULFILL

  • {also use in Accountability and Reliability}
  • carry out; complete an assignment; discharge; execute; exercise; implement; perform; satisfy

 

Resume bullet points: Fulfilled the requirements for certification, becoming the first employee from the company to be recognized by the Project Management Institute

 

FURTHER

  • additional; advance; back; give aid; go beyond; support; promote Resume bullet points:
  • Furthered my education by volunteering to work the graveyard shift so I could attend morning classes at a nearby university

 

GUIDE

  • {also use in Accountability}
  • channel; conduct; direct; funnel; point
  • escort; lead; pilot; route; show; steer; supervise; surround; usher

 

Resume bullet points: Guided the project management team tasked with rebranding the 75-year-old flagship brand; succeed in re-launching with a 10% gain in market share

 

HELP

  • {also use in Companionate and Polite}
  • abet; aid; assist; benefit; change for the better; improve; succor
  • Resume bullet points: Helped strategic planning committee draft the firm’s new mission statement

 

IMPACT

affect

My business plan impacted the investment club by creating a great deal of positive publicity.

fix firmly; forcefully wedge; make contact, especially force tightly together

Resume bullet points: Impacted positive consumer reaction to the firm’s new market entry by heavy use of celebrity endorsements and the mass media

 

IMPLEMENT

IMPLEMENT

  • {also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}
  • accomplish; apply; carry out; complete; effect; employ; enforce; execute; fulfill; finish; instigate; put into action; put into operation; put into place; put into practice; put into service; realize; use
  • Resume bullet points: Implemented first social media marketing campaign improving brand awareness by 30%

 

IMPROVE

  • {also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Research and R&D}
  • ameliorate; amend; better; build up; develop; employ; enhance in value; enrich; expand; further; get better; help; increase; make better; meliorate; perfect; raise to a better quality; upgrade use
  • convalesce; get better; get stronger; get well; make progress; mend; perk up; rally; recover

 

Resume bullet points: Improved customer cross sales by over $250,000 in the first year of the program

 

INITIATE

  • {also use in Critical Thinking and Self-Manageable}
  • begin; commence; create; inaugurate; induct; install; instate; instigate; introduce; invest; kick off; open; set off; start
  • coach; instruct; mentor; teach; train; tutor
  • Resume bullet points:

• Initiated customer retention, renewal, and referral program which resulted

in an increase in renewals and referred sales leading to a growth in profits of $600,000

 

LEAD

be first; captain; command; conduct; control; direct the operations, activity, or performance; escort; go ahead; go in front; guide on a way especially by going in advance; head; manage; officer; pilot; show the way

Resume bullet points: Led all 500 salespeople in the firm in new sales for five consecutive years (2007-2011)

 

MAKE

  • {also use in Engineering and R&D}
  • assemble; become; build; cause; compose; construct; create; develop; do; enact; erect; execute; fabricate; fashion; forge; form; frame; manufacture; mold; prepare; produce; put together; require; shape
  • Resume bullet points: Made 20% more prototypes in the same time frame than any department

 

MANAGE

{also use in Administrative, Organization, and Planning, and HARD SKILLS:

  • Business and Business Sense}
  • administer; be in charge of; conduct or direct affairs; oversee; regulate; run; supervise
  • do; fare; fend; get along; get by; make do; muddle through
  • control the behavior of; handle; succeed in dealing with
  • succeed despite difficulties

Resume bullet points: Managed a department with a budget of $22 million

 

MARSHAL

arrange; assemble; gather all resources to achieve a goal; mobilize; organize

put in delineated order

 

MAXIMIZE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Drive, and
  • Passion and Tenacity}
  • make the best use of; make as great or as large as possible; raise to the highest possible degree

 

Resume bullet points Maximized the annual bonus opportunity for salespeople by June four years in a row (2008-2012)

 

ORGANIZE

  • arrange systematically; categorize; make arrangements, plans, or preparations for; order; put in order; sort out; systematize
  • control; coordinate; fix; manage; take charge
  • Resume bullet points: Organized the annual company 3-day sales meeting and training seminar for 300 attendees

 

ORIGINATE

  • bring into being; create or initiate; have a specified beginning; initiate; invent; make; start off
  • begin; come from; derive; start; stem from

 

Resume bullet points Originated the “money back membership guarantee” for association memberships which increased memberships with no negative financial backlash

 

Passion and Tenacity

PIONEER

  • {also use in Creativity, Drive, Passion and Tenacity, Motivated, Self-Confidence, and Self-Manageable}
  • be the first to develop new ideas or concepts; lead the way Resume bullet points
  • Pioneered free trials in an expendable product field resulting in 10-13% growth rates over five years

 

PRODUCE

  • achieve; accomplish; finish a task
  • bring forth; produce; yield Resume bullet points
  • Produced the largest increase in personal sales over the prior year in company history, 280% (2011–2012)

 

QUARTERBACK

direct; lead; manage

 

RECRUIT

bring in; hire for specific skills, abilities, and capabilities; seek out over others

 

Resume bullet points: Recruited to turn around the unprofitable, unproductive, inefficient division

 

RECTIFY

  • {also use in SOFT SKILLS: Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}
  • amend; correct; fix; put right; resolve; set right
  • adjust; cure; remedy; repair; mend
  • convert

 

SECURE

fasten; fix securely; hold; lock; make safe

acquire; get hands-on; get hold of; obtain

 

SELECT

  • choose; pick; vote
  • chose one in preference over another; pick out one based on some quality of excellence
  • limit to certain groups based on some standard

 

Resume bullet points:

  • Selected to lead a corporate team tasked with applying for the JD Powers award for customer satisfaction
  • Selected to create and develop firm’s exhibit and presence at global logistics conference and exhibit, Hamburg, Germany 2012

 

Solved numerous marketing problems

SOLVE

  • {also use in Creativity, Design Mind-Set, and Accounting and Finance}
  • find a solution; settle
  • provide or find a suitable answer to a problem
  • Resume bullet points: Solved numerous marketing problems by serving as inside consultant willing to look at issues with unbiased point of view

 

SPEARHEAD

  • {also use in Professional Demeanor and Risk Tolerance}
  • be in front of something; point; take the lead
  • Resume bullet points: Spearheaded the firm’s strategic redeployment into recycling of Freon gases

 

TRANSFORM

  • change from one form to another; remake; renew; upgrade
  • change the personality or character of one
  • change the condition, nature, or function of
  • Transformed out of date, demoralized, logistics operation into a state of the art career maker

 

WIN

claim victory; succeed Resume bullet points:

• Won the Industry’s Star Performer award three years (2009-2011)

 

Education and Training

Education and Training, Degrees, and Certifications

ACHIEVE

  • {also use in Achievements and Accomplishments, Attitude, Drive and Passion, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confident}
  • accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; perform; pull off; reach; realize
  • succeed in doing something
  • Resume bullet points: Achieved the highest industry certification possible

 

AMASS

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Drive and Passion, Motivated, and Self-Manageable}
  • accrue; accumulate; assemble; build up; collect; compile; gather together; hoard; pile up; store up
  • Resume bullet points: Amassed 75 customer appreciation letters and recommendations

 

ATTAIN

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements}
  • accomplish; achieve; acquire; arrive at; conquer; gain; make; manage; obtain; procure; reach; realize
  • Resume bullet points: Attained the industry’s highest certification

 

COMPLETE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}
  • be done; Choate; conclude; entire; finish a task; integral; perfect; through; unabridged; uncut; whole; wrap up

 

Resume bullet points: Completed four-year training and apprenticeship in plumbing and pipefitting at ABC Technical and Vocational School

 

EARN

  • {also use in Accomplishment and Achievements}
  • acquire as a result of one’s behavior or effort; drawdown; gain; make; merit; pull down; receive; wages; win; work for
  • receive salary, commission, pay, or rent for one’s effort
  • gain interest as profit

Resume bullet points: Earned profit in the first year after taking over failing division

GRADUATE

GRADUATE

  • achieve passing grades in a course, training, or skill development
  • advance by proficiency, skill, or achievement; mark in degrees of measurement
  • Resume bullet points: Graduated with an MBA having gone to school while continuing to work full time

 

HONOR

acclaim; admire; celebrate; distinguish; exalt; extol; glorify; hail; laud; magnify; panegyrize; praise someone or something for going beyond normal responsibilities; venerate

 

Resume bullet points: Honored by Industry Trade Association for innovative ideas to grow business

 

LAUD

acclaim; applaud; celebrate; extol; mention; praise; speak well of

 

RECERTIFY

certify again; meet the standards; qualify again

declare something true, accurate, or certain

 

PREPARE

  • arrange; get ready to deal with something; make ready for use or consideration; organize; plan; practice; put in order
  • coach; groom; make ready; train; warm up

 

REBUT

  • argue in opposition; confuse; contradict; deny; disprove; invalidate; oppose; refute
  • show to be false

 

RESTORE

health or strength

  • rebuild to the original state; replace; replenish
  • give back; make restitution
  • put back in place, position, or rank
  • bring back to health or strength

 

SAVE

  • keep from danger; rescue; save from danger, harm, or evil
  • preserve; put up; store for future use
  • avoid the need to use or spend
  • prevent or guard against loss, waste, or misuse

 

SEGUE

  • {also use in Cognitive Load Management and Time Management}
  • continue without break; lead into new areas; proceed without interruption; smooth change to next topic

 

SOLO

act independently; perform alone

fly alone

 

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR

Social Intelligence

personally accept the outcome of something

Social Intelligence

Social intelligence is the ability to connect with others in a deep and direct way —to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.

 

ABET

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment, and Dedication, Learn, and Motivated}
  • advocate; assist; back; back up; encourage; espouse; foment; help incite; put up to; sanction; support; urge (especially in wrongdoing)

 

ACCEDE

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Flexibility, Outgoing, and Self-Manageable}
  • agree; allow; approach; ascend; attain; come to; comply; conform; consent; enter upon; give assent; grant; succeed to; take over

 

ACCLAIM

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Self-Confident}

acknowledge or declare approval; applaud; cheer; hail; praise vociferously; sing one’s praises

 

ACCORD

  • {also use in Polite}
  • bring about harmony and concurrence; cause to conform or agree; make an agreement
  • bestow on someone

 

ACQUAINT

  • {also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}
  • accustom; aware; explain; familiar with; inform; introduce; know; notify; present; run by; tell
  • come to know personally

 

ACQUIESCE

  • {also use in Accountability, Attitude, Cognitive Load Management, and Compassion}
  • accept; agree; assent; comply with passively; concede; concur; consent; give in; go along with; submit; yield

 

ADMIRE

adulate; appreciate; approve; enjoy; esteem; have a positive feeling toward one; like; marvel; regard; relish; think highly of

AGGREGATE

  • {also use in Computational Thinking and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}
  • accumulate; amass; collect; combine; gather together; sum; total;

Commitment and Dedication

 

ALIGN

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Design Mind-Set, and Self-Manageable}
  • ally; adjust; bring oneself into an agreement with; correct; level; parallel; straighten
  • arrange something in reference with something else

 

ALLY

  • {also use in Cross-Cultural Competency and Outgoing}
  • align; associate; befriend; confederate; help; league; join; support

 

BAND TOGETHER

bar; combine; disallow; forbid; gang; group; unite in opposition to something; interdict; outlaw; prescribe; veto

 

BUDDY UP

  • {also use in Outgoing}
  • become overly friendly or familiar with someone
  • join with another person to do things together

 

CEDE

abandon; abdicate; admit; assign; concede; give or hand over; give up; grant; let go; relinquish; render; surrender; transfer; yield

 

CLOSE RANKS

  • {also use in Compassionate}
  • stand together; unite; work together

 

COALESCE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Cognitive Load Management, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Learn, and Team Player}
  • combine; come together as one; grow together; join; unite

 

COHERE

  • {also use in Compassionate and Team Player}
  • bond; go together; hold fast; join together

 

CONFIDE

  • breathe; disclose; divulge; entrust; make known; pass on; reveal; share; tell; whisper
  • entrust; deposit with; give to; a place with

CONNECT

associate; attach; combine; fasten; interrelate; join; relate; unite

 

CONSULATE

  • comfort; give hope in a time of grief
  • empathize; sympathize

 

CONTRIBUTE

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, Tenacity, and Work Ethic}
  • chip in; come across; come through; donate; give or supply in common with; kick in; subscribe

 

CONTRIBUTE

COOPERATE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication}

act together; agree; associate; co-adjudge; collaborate; social capital; work together for a common purpose

 

COUNSEL

{also use in Attitude, Communication, and Compassionate}

advise; deliberate; guide; inform; mentor

 

COUNTENANCE

{also use in Compassion}

approve; encourage; favorably dispose; sanction; support

 

CRITIQUE

analyze and evaluate; critically review

 

CULTIVATE

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Intelligence, and Self-Manageable}
  • develop; encourage; foster; help; nurture; promote; refine; support

 

EDIFY

  • {also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, Compassionate, Intelligence, and Learn}
  • educate; enlighten; illuminate; improve; inform; instruct; teach
  • uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually

 

ELUCIDATE

  • {also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Communication, Take Direction, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}
  • clarify; explain; explicate; expose; expound; illuminate; lucid; make something clear; reveal; throw light on it

 

EMPATHIZE

  • {also use in Outgoing}
  • have compassion; identity with; sympathize; understand
  • undergo or feel empathy

 

ENTICE

  • allure; beguile; lure; persuade; tempt
  • attract by offering hope, reward, or pleasure
  • cajole or lure someone

 

ENTRUST

  • place something or someone into the protection of someone
  • charge or invest with a trust or duty
  • assign the care of; turn over for safekeeping

EXCITE

arouse; call forth; inspire; provoke; put into action; stir to action

 

GALVANIZE

{also use in Critical Thinking and Leadership}

activate; propel someone or something into sudden action; stimulate

 

GIVE VOICE

tell what you or your interest group thinks and feels

 

IMMERSE

absorb; bury; dip; engross; throw yourself into occupy the full attention of

 

INCULCATE

  • {also use in Reliability}
  • impress a belief or idea on someone by repeating it over and over again until the idea is accepted
  • teach by persistent urging

 

INDIVIDUALIZE

adapt to the needs or special circumstances of an individual; distinguish; particularize

 

INGRATIATE

curry favor; gain favor or favorable acceptance for by deliberate effort; defer to; make acceptable to another

 

INNERVE

{also use in Communication and Self-Confidence}

call to action; provoke; stimulate something

 

INSORB

{also use in Learn}

absorb; incorporate; take in

 

INSPIRE

{also use in Creativity}

affect; arouse; encourage; excite; impel; incite; prompt; provoke; motivate; stimulate; stir

 

INTERMESH

come or bring together; engage; intermesh; interweave; merge ideas and concepts

 

INVIGORATE

animate; energize; enliven; galvanize; increase; liven; refresh; revitalize; strengthen; stimulate

 

Take Direction, Follow Directions, Willing to Take Directions

Willing to Take Directions

ACCEDE

agree; allow; approach; ascend; attain; come to; comply; conform; consent; enter upon; give assent; grant; succeed to; take over

 

ACCEPT

{also use in Accountability, Cross-Cultural Competency, Reliability, and Team Player}

  • admit; agree; believe; consent; say you will
  • receive with gladness and approval
  • receive; take something being offered
  • bow to; endure; put up with; resign yourself to; tolerate

 

ADJURE

{also use in Communication}

beg; change under oath; renounce under oath; request earnestly

 

ANSWER

  • {also use in Communication}
  • come back with; counter; react; reply; respond; rejoin; retort
  • explain one’s actions or behavior

 

COLLABORATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}
  • act as a team; assist; cooperate; pool resources; team up; work jointly with; work together

 

Resume bullet points: Collaborated closely with project management teams and relevant stakeholders to ensure necessary resources were made available

 

DUPLICATE

copy; double; make twice as good; mirror

 

EDIT

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, and Communication}

  • alter; correct; revise and make ready
  • prepare a written work for publication by selection, arrangement, and annotation
  • make additions, deletions, or other changes

Cognitive Load Management and Communication

ELUCIDATE

{also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Communication, HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational, and Social Intelligence}

clarify; explain; explicate; expose; expound; illuminate; lucid; make something clear; reveal; throw light on it

 

EMULATE

{also use in Self-Confidence}

  • copy; follow; imitate; work or strive to copy something admired
  • try often by copying or imitating a model
  • rival successfully

 

ENGAGE

  • bind by a promise; engross; involve; occupy; participate; pledge; tie up
  • arrange for the services of; employ; hire
  • arrange for the use of; reserve
  • draw into; involve
  • attract and hold; employ and keep busy; occupy
  • mesh together

Engaged with the strategic business plan as it relates to the overall mission and goals established by the board

 

FINE-TUNE

make fine adjustments; regulate

 

IMPUTE

accredit; ascribe a result or quality to anything or anyone; assign; attribute; fix

accuse; allege; assert; challenge; charge; cite; implicate

 

LEARN

gain knowledge from experience, observation, or being taught

MAKE GOOD

do what was promised; make something come true

MANUFACTURE

{also use in Engineering and R&D}

assemble; build; construct; create; develop; make; produce

 

MONITOR

keep under observation; watch so as to regulate; control or record

 

OBSERVE

{also use in Design Mind-Set, Gather Data and Convert into Information, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

examine; make a remark; monitor; notice; perceive; say; scrutinize; study; survey; view; watch attentively

 

UNDERSTOOD

  • perceive the intended meanings of something
  • interpret or view in a particular way
  • infer from information received
  • assume that something is present or is the case

 

Team Player, Transdisciplinary Skills, Works Well with Others Across Departments and Disciplines, and as a Member of Virtual Teams

Team Player

 

ACCEPT

{also use in Accountability, Cross-Cultural Competency, Reliability, and Take Direction}

  • admit; agree; believe; consent; consider; hold as truth; say you will
  • receive with gladness and approval
  • receive; take something being offered
  • bow to; endure; put up with; resign yourself to; tolerate
  • Collocates to: challenge, fact, gift, idea, invitation, offer, position, role, responsibility

 

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Professional Demeanor, and Work Ethic}

acclimatize; accustom yourself; adapt; adjust; become accustomed to a new environment or situation; familiarize; get used to

 

ASSENT

{also use in Compassionate}

accede; accept; acquiesce; agree; concur; consent

 

ASSIST

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Compassionate, and Self-Manageable}

abet; collaborate; facilitate; help with

 

CARRY THROUGH

{also use in Motivated, Reliability, and Work Ethic}

persist; put into action; take the most difficult

 

COADJUTE

  • {also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}
  • cooperate; work together

 

COALESCE

Accomplishments and Achievements

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Social Intelligence}
  • combine; come together as one; grow together; join; unite

 

COHERE

  • {also use in Compassion and Social Intelligence}
  • bond; go together; hold fast; join together

 

COLLATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Cogitative Load Management, Design Mind-Set, and HARD SKILLS: Gather Data and Convert to Information} assemble or collect to compare; bring together; gather; pool; pull together

 

INCREASE

{also use in Accountability}

  • add to; amplify; augment; boost; enhance; enlarge; improve; multiply; raise; swell
  • encourage; foster; fuel; intensify; redouble; strengthen
  • escalate; expand; grow; multiply; mushroom; proliferate; rise; soar;
  • spread; swell

Resume points:

  • Increased customer retention by 50 percent over two years, helping to improve profits
  • Increased operating performance by 20 percent while reducing labor cost by $500,000
  • Increased profit margins and revenues through product mix diversification and targeted marketing

 

JOIN

Join

  • agree with the agenda, beliefs, and view of something and be willing to follow certain standards signifying one’s acceptance
  • agree to conditions; become a member associate; combine; enlist; enroll; enter; muster in; sign on

LAUD

  • {also use in Accountability, Communications, and Outgoing}
  • acclaim; applaud; celebrate; extol; mention; praise; speak well of

 

NETWORK

{also use in Professional Demeanor and Presence and New Media Literacy}

complex; exchange ideas; interact with others to exchange information and develop contacts; make contacts; meet people; set up; use a system of contacts

 

SERVE

  • {also use in Compassionate}
  • aid; assist; be of use; do services for; help; perform duties; treat in a certain way

 

SHARE

{also use in Polite}

communicate something; give one’s portion to another; have in common; use jointly or in common

 

TEAM BUILD

  • {also use in Leadership}
  • create cooperative group dynamics

 

Time Management

Time Management

ACCELERATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Motivated, Self-Management, and HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management}
  • gather speed; go faster; grow; hurry; increase the speed of; pick up the pace; quicken; rush; speed up
  • cause to occur sooner

 

CONSERVE

avoid waste; husband; keep from being damaged; preserve; save

 

DELIBERATE

  • {also use in Critical Thinking}
  • confer; consider; consult; debate; meditate; mull over; plan; ponder; reflect; think carefully; weigh carefully

 

DELIMIT

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Design Mind-Set}
  • define; demarcate; determine; fix boundaries; restrict; set limits; state clearly

 

DIVE INTO

start immediately on something

 

EARMARK

  • {also use in Accountability, Accuracy, and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, and Commitment and Dedication}
  • allocate; allot; appropriate; assign; set aside or reserved for a special purpose

 

ENGINEER

{also use in Critical Thinking and HARD SKILLS: Engineering}

  • cause; coax; make happen
  • plan, construct and manage as an engineer
  • guide; plan and direct skillfully; superintend

 

EXPEDIT

  • {also use in Drive and Passion and Time Management}
  • accelerate; hurry up; rush
  • speed up or make easy the process of or action of
  • dispatch; issue officially; send off

 

HIE

MULTITASK

{also use in Design Mind-Set}

hurry or hasten; move very fast

 

MULTITASK

work on several tasks at the same time

 

PACE

move or develop (something) at a particular rate or speed

 

PLAN

  • {also use in Problem Solving and HARD SKILLS: Time, Organizational, Planning and Time Management}
  • arrange; design; have in mind a project or purpose; intend; prepare; purpose; set up
  • arrange strategic ideas in diagrams, charts, sketches, graphs, tables, maps, and other documents
  • Resume bullet points: Planned, coordinated, and supervised all aspects of database center relocation from the West Coast to Atlanta, Georgia, with no impact on service

 

QUICKEN

  • animate; enliven; revive
  • arouse; stimulate; stir
  • cause to move more rapidly; hasten

 

SCHEDULE

  • {also use in Attention to Detail}
  • make arrangements or a plan for carrying out something
  • plan events and activities for certain times

 

SEGUE

  • {also use in Cognitive Load Management and Self-Manageable}
  • continue without break; lead into new areas; proceed without interruption; smooth change to next topic

 

ZOOM THROUGH

get through something quickly

Work Ethic

ABIDE

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Professional Demeanor and Presence, Reliability, and Self-Manageable}
  • bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; tolerate
  • hold; remain; stand fast; stand for; stay
  • Collocates to: agreements, conditions, laws, norms, rules, resolutions, wishes

 

ACCLIMATE

  • {also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Professional Demeanor, and Team Player}
  • acclimatize; accustom yourself; adapt; adjust; become accustomed to a new environment or situation; familiarize; get used to

 

ACCOMPLISH

ACCOMPLISH

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Drive, Passion and Tenacity, Leadership, Motivated, and Novel and Adaptive Thinking}
  • achieve; attain; bring about; carry out; cause to happen; complete; do; gain; get done; finish; fulfill; make happen; make possible; produce; pull off; reach; realize; undertake

 

ADJUST

{also use in Accountability, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Engineering, Flexibility, and R&D}

accommodate; alter; amend; attune; bend; change; correct; fine-tune; fix; modify; pacify; rectify; regulate; resolve; settle; tune up; tweak

 

BACKSTOP

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication and Common Sense}
  • act as a backstop; use as a measure of last resort in case of an emergency

 

BUOY UP

carry; elate; encourage; hold up; lift

 

CANVAS

  • campaign; count; debate; drum up support; electioneer; solicit
  • ballot; investigate; poll; research; seek; survey; test

 

CARRY THE WATER

CARRY THE WATER

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Leadership, and Self-Confidence}

bear the main responsibility for something

 

CARRY THROUGH

  • {also use in Motivated, Reliability, and Team Player}
  • persist; put into action; take the most difficult

 

COLLABORATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Self-Manageable, and Take Direction}
  • act as a team; assist; cooperate; pool resources; team up; work jointly with; work together

 

COMPLETE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Education, and Self-Manageable}
  • be done; Choate; conclude; entire; finish a task intact; integral; perfect; through; unabridged; uncut; whole; wrap up

 

Resume bullet points: Completed all job and extracurricular organizational civic requirements with the highest proficiency ratings among 100 employees for five straight years

 

CONTRIBUTE

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, Tenacity, and Social Intelligence}
  • chip in; come across; come through; donate; give or supply in common with; kick in; subscribe

 

DOUBLE DOWN

doubling one’s effort; significantly increasing the risk of one’s involvement

 

DIG DEEP DOWN

  • do more; put maximum effort into some endeavor; try extra hard
  • donate as much as possible for a good cause

 

EMPOWER

  • {also use in Accountability and Drive, Passion, and Tenacity}
  • allow; authorize; give authority or power to; sanction
  • make one stronger and more confident, especially in controlling his life and claiming his rights

 

EXCEL

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, and Tenacity}
  • shine; stand out; surpass
  • be better, greater, or superior to others in the same field, profession, or endeavor

 

EXERT

  • apply; exercise; use
  • put forth or use energetically; put into action
  • apply with great energy or effort

 

FAST TRACK

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, and Tenacity and HARD SKILLS: Business and
  • Business Sense}
  • bypass others; move a job ahead at a faster pace than normal; rapidly accomplish; speed up the process
  • Resume bullet points:Fast-tracked database projects

 

HELD DOWN THE FORT

be willing to take on tough jobs; take on tougher assignments alone; work without much assistance

 

HUNKER DOWN

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication}
  • become determined not to budge from an opinion or position; circle the wagons; get in defensive position; prepare for bad news or prolonged assault; prepare for a siege

 

MEASURE UP

be equal; of full high quality

 

OPTIMIZE

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}
  • make the best or most effective use of a situation or resource

 

OVERACHIEVE

  • {also use in Motivated}
  • do or perform better than expected

 

PARTICIPATE

  • chip in; contribute; involve oneself; join in; partake; share in; take part
  • Polite, Well Mannered, Courteous Phone and Email Etiquette

 

ACCORD

  • {also use in Social Intelligence}
  • bring about harmony and concurrence; cause to conform or agree; make an agreement
  • bestow on someone
  • Resume bullet points: Accorded each the respect earned and deserved

 

AGREE

  • {also use in Accountability and Flexibility}
  • accord; affirm; concur; consent; get together; grant; harmonize; jibe; match; say yes; square
  • Tim agreed to apologize for the insult.

 

APPEAL

  • ask; call for; demand; petition for; request; urge
  • attract; charm; draw; fascinate; grab; interest; please; pull; tempt
  • Resume bullet points: Appealed to people’s self-interest and needs

 

APPLAUD

  • admire; celebrate; clap; congratulate; express approval; praise; support
  • Resume bullet points: Applauded those who were deserving

 

ATONE

  • harmonize; expiate; reconcile
  • We all agreed that she had atoned with her good deeds.

 

COMPLY

abide; act in accordance; conform; follow; fulfill; meet the terms of; obey; observe; submit

I complied with the rule and paid the fine.

 

CONCILIATE

  • {also use in Learn and Outgoing}
  • appease; gain regard or goodwill by good acts; pacify; reconcile; soothe the anger of; win over
  • They conciliated rather than seeking a settlement.

 

ENCOURAGE

  • abet; advance; promote; push; support
  • embolden; give courage, hope, and confidence to; hearten
  • be favorable to; foster; give support to; help
  • Resume bullet points: Encouraged and praised staff who put forth the effort

 

EXPIATE

apologize; atone; make amends; makeup; pay the penalty for; redress; suffer

The association expiated for the failure to use the donations properly by doubling the amount to the charity the next year.

 

HELP

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Compassionate}
  • abet; aid; assist; benefit; change for the better; improve; succor
  • Resume bullet points: Helped new employees adjust to the corporate culture

 

LAVISH

give in great abundance; opulent; shower gifts; squander

He lavished expensive gifts on his top salespeople.

 

OBVIATE

OBVIATE

anticipate to prevent difficulties or disadvantages; avert; hinder; preclude; prevent

 

PERMIT

allow; authorize; consent; give a blessing to; grant permission to do something; okay; sanction

 

SHARE

{also use in Team Player}

communicate something; give one’s portion to another; have in common; use jointly or in common

 

SMILE

  • have a favorable, agreeing, pleasurable appearance
  • regard with favor or approval
  • look with a favorable expression

 

SMOOTH OVER

fix a misunderstanding; reunite former friends who had been estranged; settle an argument; undo something that caused bad feelings

 

WELCOME

greet with pleasure and hospitality

 

YIELD

  • give way to another
  • produce or bear
  • give up to another; submit; surrender
  • give way to physical force
  • willingly give up a right, possession, or privilege

 

Professional Demeanor and Presence

Professional Demeanor and Presence

ABIDE

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment, and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Reliability, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}
  • bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; tolerate
  • hold; remain; stand fast; stand for; stay
  • remain with someone
  • Collocates to: agreements, conditions, laws, norms, rules; resolutions, wishes

 

ABY

{also use in Reliability}

make amends for; pay the penalty for

 

ACCLIMATE

  • {also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Professional Demeanor, Team Player, and Work Ethic}
  • acclimatize; adapt; accustom yourself; adjust; become accustomed to a new environment or situation; familiarize; get used to

 

ACKNOWLEDGE

  • {also use in Accountability, Honesty and Integrity, Learn, Outgoing, and Self-Manageable}
  • admit; allow; avow; concede; confess; fess up; grant; own up; recognize
  • answer; react; reply; respond; return
  • greet; nod to; salute; wave to
  • Resume bullet points: Acknowledged by industry association as one of the field’s Top 50 Thought Leaders

 

ARTICULATE

  • {also use in Communication}
  • be eloquent; be fluent; express; communicate; convey; be lucid; put into words; state; tell; verbalize

 

BENCHMARK

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Design Mind-Set, Learn; and HARD SKILLS:
  • Advertising, Branding, PR, Sales, and Marketing; and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}
  • commence; identify and learn from the best business practices; leveled point of reference; standard; target

 

BOOST

advance; amplify; augment; enhance; further; heighten; hoist; improve; increase; lift; make better; raise

CELEBRATE

  • {also use in Intelligence and Learn}
  • consider; ponder; think; use one’s power of the mind
  • Resume bullet points: Celebrated with industry thought leaders and top management on strategic issues

 

CONSULT WITH CLIENTS

 CONSULT WITH CLIENTS

  • meet and learn client needs; understand the client’s business, operations, policies, and procedures
  • propose options to solve problems, issues need gap; propose solutions to client problems
  • Resume bullet points: Consulted with clients

 

CREDENTIAL

make official; receive or furnish with professional credentials

 

MANEUVER

carefully manipulate to achieve an end; specific tactic; finagle; jockey; manipulate; navigate; pilot; steer

 

MODERATE

  • curb; control; diminish; less extreme or intense; play down; regulate; restrain; temper; tone down
  • arbitrate; mediate; preside over; referee

 

NETWORK

{also use in New Media Literacy, Team Player, and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

complex; exchange ideas; interact with others to exchange information and develop contacts; make contacts; meet people; set up; use a system of contacts

 

RECOMMEND

  • advise as a course of action; advocate; counsel; make appealing or desirable; oppose; put forward with approval as being suitable; propose; suggest; urge
  • commend; endorse; mention; put in a good word; vouch for

REPRESENT

portray one’s self in a particular way; signify; symbolize, or embody

 

SHOULDER

{also use in Accountability}

assume the burden or responsibility of

 

SPEARHEAD

  • {also use in Achievements and Accomplishments and Risk Tolerant}
  • be in front of something; lead; point; take the lead Resume bullet points:
  • Spearheaded the growth of global catalog business from $200,000 to $1,250,000 annually

 

TRANSCEND

carry on; conduct; exceed; excel; go beyond; perform; outdo; rise above; surpass

 

Reliability, Dependability, Follow-Through, and Responsibility

ABIDE

ABIDE

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Professional Demeanor, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}

  • bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; tolerate
  • hold; remain; stay; stand fast; stand for
  • remain with someone; to stay
  • Collocates to: agreements, conditions, laws, norms, rules; resolutions, wishes

 

ABOUND IN

be well supplied or have plenty of something in particular that is necessary or desired

 

ABY

{also use in Professional Demeanor}

make amends for; pay the penalty for

 

ACCEPT

{also use in Accountability, Cross-Cultural Competency, Take Direction, and Team Player}

  • agree; admit; believe; consent; say you will
  • receive with gladness and approval
  • receive; take something being offered
  • bow to; endure; put up with; resign yourself to; tolerate

 

ACCREDIT

  • {also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Awareness, and HARD SKILLS: Administration and Organizational}
  • approve; attribute; authorize; credit to; endorse; recognize; sanction
  • certify; supply with credentials or authority

 

ADMINISTER

  • {also use in Accountability, HARD SKILLS: Auditing and Finance, Administrative Organizational, Planning and Time Management Self-Manageable}
  • control; deal out; direct; dispense; furnish a benefit; give out; govern; hand out; manage; mete out; order; run; supervise; oversee a process

 

ADVOCATE

  • {also use in Communications, Compassion, and Self-Manageable}
  • advance; back; be in favor of; bolster; defend; encourage; promote;
  • sponsor; support

 

ARCHIVE

  • {also use in Computational Thinking and New Media Literature}
  • annals; collection; documentation; files; place or keep records in the archive; library; store of data

 

AUTHORIZE

accredit; commission; empower; enable; entitle; license; grant; qualify

 

CARRY THROUGH

  • {also use in Motivated, Team Player, and Work Ethic}
  • persist; put into action; take the most difficult

 

CERTIFY

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Design Mind-Set, and Honesty and Integrity}
  • assure; attest; confirm; testify; verify; vouch; witness

 

DEPEND

bank on; count on; expect; influenced by; reckon; rely; trust in

 

ESTABLISH

ESTABLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Accountability}

  • begin; create; enact; ensconce; found; install; institute; prove; set up; settle; start
  • make firm; make stable
  • bring about; cause to happen
  • settle in an office or position
  • cause to be accepted or recognized; set up permanently
  • demonstrate; prove

 

EXPATIATE

{also use in Communications}

  • cover a wide scope of topics; elaborate
  • add details to an account or an idea
  • roam or wander freely
  • speak or write in great detail

 

FOLLOW THROUGH

  • {also use in Critical Thinking}
  • continue an action or activity; finish something you have started

 

FULFILL

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Accountability}
  • carry out; complete an assignment; discharge; execute; exercise; implement; perform; satisfy

 

GIVE CREDENCE

consider an idea, concept, or plan as trustworthy or credible

 

INCULCATE

  • {also use in Social Intelligence}
  • impress a belief or idea on someone by repeating it over and over again until the idea is accepted
  • teach by persistent urging
  • implant ideas through constant admonishing

 

INSURE

assure; cover; guard; guarantee; indemnify; insist; promise; underwrite

 

JUSTIFY

JUSTIFY

account for; back; confirm; defend; excuse; explain; rationalize; prove or show to be right; maintain; vindicate

Resume bullet points: Justified, sourced, and supervised the installation of $24 million CAD assembly process

 

LEAD

  • be first; captain; command; conduct; control; direct the operations, activity, or performance; head; escort; go ahead; go in front; guide on a way especially by going in advance; manage; officer; pilot; show the way
  • Resume bullet points: Led the implementation of efficient purchasing and JIT inventory management system

 

MAINTAIN

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}
  • cause or enable something to continue; keep something in good condition; keep up; provide with the necessities for life and existence; support; sustain
  • Resume bullet points: Maintained perfect record for attendance and punctuality over nine years

 

PERFECT

  • bring to completion; make perfect or nearly perfect according to standards; mistake-free; without flaws
  • Resume bullet points: Perfected prototype design that reduced production time by 20%

 

PERSEVERATE

{also use in Attention to Detail and Design Mind-Set}

continue something; repeat something insistently or over and over again

 

PERSEVERE

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication}
  • be steadfast in purpose; continue in some effort or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition; persist

 

PERSIST

endure; prevail; refuse to give up or quit; remain; take and maintain a stand

 

SATIATE

gratify completely; glut with an excess of something; provide with more than enough; satisfy an appetite fully

 

TACKLE

encounter; engage; face; take on; take hold of

  • fasten by means of tackle
  • harness a horse
  • deal with a difficult person or situation
  • knock or throw to the ground

 

TARGET

  • aim; focus; reduce effort or cost to achieve the objective
  • establish as a target or goal

 

Risk Tolerance

ACHIEVE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Drive and Passion, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Confidence}
  • accomplish; acquire; actualize; attain; complete; conclude; discharge; dispatch; do; earn; effect; enact; finish; get; manage; obtain; perform; pull off; reach; reach a goal; realize
  • succeed in doing something
  • Resume bullet points: Achieved successful conclusion to longest union strike in firm’s history

 

ACQUIRE

ACQUIRE

  • {also use in Accomplishments, Customer Awareness, Design Mind-Set, and Gather Data and Convert into Information}
  • attain; buy; come to possess; earn; gain; get; hold; obtain; purchase; receive
  • Resume bullet points: Acquired the skills to work with the latest technology

 

ACT

  • {also use in Leadership and Self-Manageable}
  • accomplish; acquit yourself; be active; behave; do something; operate; proceed; react; respond; take action; take steps; work
  • Resume bullet points: Acted as a facilitator for workgroup charged with migrating database to cloud

 

ACTUATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Creativity, Customer Awareness, Leadership}
  • activate; arouse to action; motivate; put into motion; start; trigger
  • Resume bullet points: Actuated work rules that improved productivity by 20 percent

 

ADUMBRATE

foreshadow; give a general description of something but not the details; obscure; overshadow; predict; prefigure; presage; summarize

 

ANTICIPATE

await; be hopeful for; expect; discussion or treatment; foresee and deal with in advance; give advance thought; look forward to; wait for; think likely

 

  • BETA TEST
  • {also use in Design Mind-Set, Leadership, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, Computational}
  • field test; sample prior to rollout; road test

 

BREAKTHROUGH

  • {also use in Drive, Passion, Tenacity, and Risk Tolerant}
  • unexpected gain or improvement develop a new idea or concept

 

BRANCH OUT

  • {also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}
  • add new interests or new activities; begin doing new things

 

CHALLENGE

  • contest; deft; dare
  • goal; obstacle; the ordeal

 

CIRCUMVENT

CIRCUMVENT

{also use in Creativity}

avoid; dodge; evade; elude; frustrate by surrounding or going around; get around; go around; outwit; skirt; take another route; thwart

 

CRUSADE

  • {also use in Motivated and Self-Confident}
  • campaign for which one has placed a high priority; cause; drive; risk or stakes

 

DEFY

challenge; confront; dare; disobey; disregard; dissent; face front; flout; hurl defiance; mutiny; out dare; rebel; resist; revolt; rise up; stand up to

 

EXPERIMENT

  • {also use in HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}
  • research; test; trial make or conduct an experiment try something new

 

GAMBLE

bet; hazard; risk; speculate; stake; venture; wager

 

KINDLE

arouse; fire; light; provoke; stir to action

 

SPEARHEAD

  • {also use in Achievements and Accomplishments and Professional Demeanor}
  • be in front of something; lead; point; take the lead
  • Resume bullet points: Spearheaded three-year relaunch and rebranding of the legacy product

 

Self-Confidence

ABREACT

  • {also use in Accountability and Communications}
  • release repressed emotions by acting out the situation in words, behavior, or imagination

 

ACCLAIM

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Social Intelligence}
  • acknowledge or declare approval; applaud; cheer; hail; praise vociferously; sing one’s praises

 

ACHIEVE

ACHIEVE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Drive and Passion,
  • Education, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant}
  • accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; reach; perform; pull off; realize
  • succeed in doing something
  • Resume bullet points: • Achieved highest industry certification

 

ADVOCATE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Compassionate and Caring, and Reliability}

advance; back; be in favor of; bolster; defend; encourage; promote; sponsor; support

 

ANSWER FOR

assume or take responsibility for

 

ATTRIBUTE

accredit; ascribe; assign; attach; classify; connect; credit to; designate; impute; lay at someone’s door; make part of

BLOVIATE

hold forth in a pompous self-centered way; orate verbosely; speak pompously and at length

 

BOAST

brag; cause for pride; crow; display; enjoy; feature; pride yourself in; show off; swank

 

BOUNCE BACK

rebound; recover from misfortune or mishap

 

BRING AROUND

convince someone to accept a new prostitution or opinion; persuade

 

CARRY THE WATER

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Leadership, and Work Ethic}

bear the main responsibility for something

 

CHAMPION

CHAMPION

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Leadership, and Novel and Adaptive Thinking}
  • advocate; back; be a winner; campaign for; crusade for; excel; fight for; stand up for; support; uphold

 

CHERRY-PICK

choose the best thing; choose something carefully; elect; opt; single out

 

CONTRAST

compare; counter; counterpoint; create a gap; differ; distinguish; diverge; draw a distinction; have a disparity; set off; stand out against

 

CRUSADE

  • {also use in Motivated and Risk Tolerant}
  • campaign for which one has placed a high priority; cause; drive; risk or stakes

 

DISPLAY

bear; brandish; disport; exhibit; expose; flash; flaunt; make apparent; make visible; parade; present; reveal; show; show off

 

EMULATE

  • {also use intake direction}
  • copy; follow; imitate; work or strive to copy something admired
  • try often by copying or imitating a model
  • rival successfully

 

ESTABLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, and Reliability}

begin; create; enact; ensconce; found; install; institute; prove; set up; settle; start to make firm; make stable bring about; cause to happen

settle in an office or position cause to be accepted or recognized; set up permanently demonstrate; prove

 

GIN UP

  • {also use in Accomplish and Common Sense}
  • create; encourage; increase; produce

 

INNERVE

  • {also use in Communication and Social Intelligence}
  • call to action; provoke; stimulate something

 

PINPOINT

find or locate exactly; identify; isolate; pin down

 

PIONEER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Creativity, Drive, Passion and Tenacity, Self-Confidence, and Self-Manageable}

be the first to develop new ideas or concepts; lead the way

 

QUARTERBACK

QUARTERBACK

direct; get the plan started; lead; manage; plan; strategize; take charge

 

REACH BACK

  • extend one’s self to exert extra effort to achieve a goal or objective
  • think or remember something from long past in an attempt to connect to current issue or point

 

RESCUE

bring back from failure or near failure; free, resuscitate; save or secure from danger or failure

 

RISK

chance; exposure to danger, failure or hazard for the potential reward

SHOOT THE MOON

work a high-risk strategy where you gain everything and your opponent loses everything

SHOWCASE

display results of one’s work; exhibit to good advantage

 

Self-Manageable, Work Independently

Self-Manageable, Work Independently

 

ABIDE

  • {also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Professional Demeanor, and Work Ethic}
  • bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; tolerate hold; remain; stand fast; stand for; stay to remain with someone
  • Collocates to: agreements, conditions, laws, norms, rules; resolutions, wishes

 

ABSORB

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Detail, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, and Learn}
  • assimilate; acquire; attract; consume; digest; endure; engulf; fascinate; imbibe; soak up; sustain; take in; use up
  • draw into oneself; grasp; realize; recognize; take in; understand
  • become captivated, engaged or preoccupied in; fascinated; interested

 

Resume bullet points: Absorbed the work of departments that have been eliminated, doubling my responsibilities

 

ACCELERATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management, and Motivated}
  • gather speed; go faster; grow; hurry; increase the speed of; pick up the pace; quicken; rush; speed up the cause to occur sooner

 

ACCRUE

  • {also use in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}
  • accumulate; amass; build up; ensure; increase; mount up
  • come to one as a gain; amass
  • accrete; add; grow by addition

 

ACKNOWLEDGE

  • {also use in Accountability, Honesty, and Integrity, Learn, Outgoing, and Personal Demeanor}
  • admit; allow; avow; concede; confess; fess up; grant; own up; recognize
  • answer; react; reply; respond; return
  • greet; nod to; salute; wave to
  • Resume bullet points: Acknowledged by industry association as one of the field’s Top 50 Thought Leaders

 

ACT

  • {also use in Leadership and Risk Tolerant}
  • accomplish; acquit yourself; be active; behave; do something; take action; take steps; operate; proceed; react; respond; work
  • act out; appear in; feign; impersonate; mock; perform; play in; pretend; simulate

 

ADDRESS

  • {also use in Attention to Detail and Communications}
  • direct one’s attention to; discourse; lecture; remark; speak directly to; talk to
  • deliver; direct; dispatch; forward; mark with a destination; refer
  • adopt; attend to; concentrate on; deal with; focus on; take up

 

ADMINISTER
  • {also use in Accountability, Reliability, HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance, and Administrative, Organizational, Planning and Time Management}
  • control; deal out; direct; dispense; furnish a benefit; give out; govern; hand out; manage; mete out; order; run; supervise; oversee a process
  •  
  • Resume bullet points: Administered and proctored online certification exams for national career development training

 

ADVANCE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements}
  • continue; evolve; forward; further; go ahead; go forward; increase; move ahead; move forward; move on; press forward; press on; proceed; progress
  • build up; develop; enhance; expand; promote; rise; spread

 

ADVOCATE

  • {also use in Communications, Compassion, and Reliable}
  • advance; back; be in favor of; bolster; defend; encourage; promote; sponsor; support

 

ALERT

intelligent; look out for; make aware of impending trouble or danger; watch

 

ALIGN

  • {also use in Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Design Mind-Set, and Social Intelligence}
  • ally; adjust; bring oneself into an agreement with; correct; level; parallel; straighten
  • arrange something in reference to something else

 

AMASS

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Drive and Passion, Education, and Self-Manageable}
  • accrue; accumulate; assemble; build up; collect; compile; gather together; hoard; pile up; store up
  • Resume bullet points: Amassed 75 customer appreciation letters and recommendations

 

AMELIORATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking}
  • correct a mistake; improve; make better; tolerate
  • correct a deficiency or defect; make right a wrong; take action that makes up for one’s negative or improper actions

 

ANSWER FOR

assume or take responsibility for

 

APPLY

  • effect; be appropriate; be valid; concern; correlate; exercise; pertain; relate
  • ask for; put in; request
  • direct; employ; harness; operate; put into operation; use; utilize
  • put on; rub on; smear; spread over
  • attach to; fix to; join; stick to

 

APPOINT

assign; delegate; design; designate; determine; employ; make; take on

 

APPROVE

  • {also use in Accountability and Design Mind-Set}
  • accept; agree to; attest; back up; command; commend; endorse; favor; praise; ratify; sanction; support
  • allow; authorize; consent; grant; pass; sanction

 

ASSIST

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Compassionate, and Team Player}

abet; collaborate; facilitate; help with

AVERT

avoid; divert; forestall; miss; prevent; stop happening; turn away; ward off

 

BARGAIN

agree; barter; contract; covenant; deal; haggle; negotiate between parties; make a pact; reach an accord; make a transaction; reach an understanding

 

BOOTSTRAP

  • {also use in Common Sense and Design Mind-Set}
  • initiative; manage without assistance; succeed with few resources

 

BREAKTHROUGH

{also use in Drive, Passion, Tenacity, and Risk Tolerant}

unexpected gain or improvement new idea

 

BULLDOG

attack something viciously and ferociously; overcome a difficult obstacle or challenge

 

CALL THE SHOTS

direct the outcome of an activity or affair; predict the outcome of something

 

CAPTAIN

be in command; lead; command; control; manage something; skipper

 

COLLABORATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Communication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Take Direction, and Work Ethic}
  • act as a team; assist; cooperate; pool resources; team up; work jointly with; work together

 

Resume bullet points: Collaborated with training and education providers to ensure courses offered were beneficial to workers

 

COMPILE

  • {also use in Computational Thinking and Data Gathering}
  • collect and edit something; gather and put together in an orderly form

 

COMPLETE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Education, and Work Ethic}
  • choate; conclude; be done; entire; finish a task intact; integral; perfect; through; unabridged; uncut; whole; wrap up

 

Resume bullet points: Completed all major job responsibilities without the need for constant direct supervision, thus helping the manager reallocate her time to be more productive

 

CONCEIVE

  • {also use in Accomplishment and Achievements, Accountability, and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}
  • create; envisage; imagine; invent original idea; picture; visualize
  • begin life; dream; elaborate; form; make up

 

CONTROL

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, and HARD SKILLS:
  • Administrative and Organizational}
  • be in charge of; be in command; direct; dominate; govern; have influence or power over; manage; organize; oversee; rule; run

 

COORDINATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}
  • bring together; combine; direct; harmonize; manage; match up; organize; synchronize; work together

 

COPE

deal with; encounter; get by; hack it; fight or content with; handle; manage; match; meet; muddle through; survive

 

CULTIVATE

  • {also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Intelligence, and Social Intelligence}
  • develop; encourage; foster; help; nurture; promote; refine; support
  • tend to; till; work on

 

DEFUSE

calm; cool; harmless; make less harmful or dangerous; harmless; make less tense; mollify; neutralize; placate; rescue; resolve; save; smooth out; soothe

 

DEVELOP

achieve; advance; build up; evolve; expand; exploit; expound; extend; generate; gain; grow; increase; mature; strengthen; unfold; widen

make known gradually

Resume bullet points: Developed first multimedia in-house sales operation with one person to cover two state territories previously covered by three outside sales reps; increased sales by 25 percent, increased retention of customers by 15 percent, and lowered costs by 50 percent

 

DISENTANGLE

  • {also use in Cognitive Thinking and Design Mind-Set}
  • clear; free from entanglements and ties; find solutions to problems; straighten out

 

DIG INTO

  • begin the process of something; begin to examine something thoroughly; go to work on something
  • delve; poke around; research; understand

 

ENGENDER

bring about or into being; cause; create; give rise to; originate; produce

 

ENGROSS

  • absorb; busy; involve; hold
  • take the entire attention of; occupy wholly
  • express formally or in legal form

 

ESPOUSE

adopt; advocate; back; champion; promote; support; take up

 

FIRM UP

arrange; put details together

 

HANDLE

  • {also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}
  • carry out; come to grips with; conduct; control; cope with; deal with; have overall influence; manage; manipulate; ply; process; run; see to; sort out; supervise; take responsibility for; undertake; wield
  • feel; finger; hold; manage with the hands; touch
  • Resume bullet points: Handled more than $4,000 per day in cash sales

 

IMPROVISE

  • ad-lib; extemporize; fake; make; invent or arrange offhand; fabricate out
  • of what is conveniently on hand; spur of the moment

 

INITIATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, and Critical Thinking}
  • begin; create; commence; inaugurate; induct; install; instate; instigate; introduce; invest; kick off; open; set off; start
  • coach; instruct; mentor; teach; train; tutor

 

MASTERMIND

control, direct, engineer, supervise, or otherwise be the brains behind

 

PIONEER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Creativity, Drive, Passion and Tenacity, Motivated, and Self-Confidence}

be first to develop new ideas or concepts; lead the way

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