Resume Words (2019)

Resume Words and Verbs

Resume Words and Verbs

Every employer looks for a specific set of skills from job seekers that match the skills necessary to perform a particular job. But beyond these job-specific technical skills, certain skills are nearly universally sought by employers. The good news is that most job seekers possess these skills to some extent. The better news is that job seeker who have weaknesses in these areas can improve their skills through training, professional development, or obtaining coaching/mentoring from someone who understands these skills.

 

The best news is that once you understand the skills and characteristics that most employers seek, you can tailor your job-search communication—your résumé, cover letter, and interview language—to showcase how well your background aligns with common employer requirements.

 

Numerous studies have identified these critical employability skills, sometimes referred to as “soft skills.” We’ve distilled the skills from these many studies into this list of skills most frequently mentioned. Look for ways to include, inject, weave, identify, and show examples of these characteristics in your résumé, cover letters, and answers to interview questions.

Now, go search for the Resume words and verbs that will pump up your job searching and networking!

 

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Critical thinking is thinking that questions assumptions, beliefs, and views in a way that can lead to solutions to problems.

 

ACCRUE

{also use in Self-Manageable}

  • accumulate; amass; ensue; build up; increase; mount up
  • come to one as a gain; amass
  • accrete; add; to grow by addition

• Resume bullet points: Accrued significant credibility with consumer protection groups by being unwaveringly transparent

 

ACTIVATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and HARD SKILLS: Time and Organizational Management}

acetify; become active; energize; galvanize; get going; initiate; make active; set in motion; set off; start; stimulate; trigger; turn off

• Resume bullet points: Activated targeted cost reduction contingency during economic emergencies

 

ADHERE

{also use in Design Mind-Set}

affix; bond; hold; hold fast; glutamate; remain; stay; stick to something

• Resume bullet points: Adhered to the highest levels of integrity and ethics in all business dealings

 

ADJUDICATE

{also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, and Design Mind-Set}

act as judge; adjudged; deem; listen; mediate; preside over argument; regard; rule; settle

• Resume bullet points: Adjudicated disputes and disagreements among members of the trade association

 

AFFIRM

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

acknowledge; affirm; announce; assert; asseverate; avow; confirm; establish; insist; pronounce; state; validate; verify

encourage; sustain; support; uphold

 

• Resume bullet points: Affirmed the firm’s principles in all public relations activities

 

ANALYZE

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

consider; dissect; evaluate; examine; explore; interpret; investigate; probe; question; scrutinize; study

• Resume bullet points: Analyzed and interpreted data from company surveys

 

ARBITRATE

{also use in Flexibility}

adjudicate; decide; intercede; judge; mediate; negotiate; pass judgment; referee; settle; sort out

• Resume bullet points: Arbitrated disputes between in-house and field sales representatives over key accounts

 

ARGUE

bicker; confront; contend; debate; disagree; dispute; fall out; fight; quarrel; row; squabble

• Resume bullet points: Argued in favor of a stronger, formal, enforceable ethics policy

 

ASCERTAIN

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

find out with certainty

• Resume bullet points: Ascertained the root causes of customer service failures and reduced order cancellation rates by 75 percent

 

Resume Words

BALANCE

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, and Cross-Culture Competency}

assess; collate; calculate; compare; consider; equalize; evaluate; even out; keep upright; offset; settle; square; stabilize; stay poised; steady; tally; total; weigh; weight up

 

• Resume bullet points: Balanced the need for consumer privacy and the firm’s right to collect personally identifiable information, ensuring continued revenue growth with proper consumer protection

 

CALIBRATE

adjust; attune; mark gradations; measure properly; regulate; standardize

The device was calibrated to indicate average speed.

 

CAPITALIZER

benefit; finance; profit from; supply funds for profit; take advantage of

• Resume bullet points: Capitalized on the extensive personal network to find the best candidates for newly created jobs, reducing lost opportunity costs

 

CATEGORIZE

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, and Creativity}

assort; catalog; classify; list; separate

• Resume bullet points: Categorized all customers into groupings by profit contribution

 

COGITATE

consider; deliberate; meditate; muse; ponder; reflect; ruminate

The researchers cogitated deeply over the questioner design.

 

COMPUTE

{also use in HARD SKILLS, Accounting and Finance, Computational Thinking, and Software Developing}

calculate; determine a number; equations; figure

 

• Resume bullet points: Computed the accurate costs of an industrial sales call when there were no industry benchmarks or standards, thus helping ensure more accurate budgeting

 

 

CONCEIVE

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

create; envisage; imagine; invent original idea; picture; visualize

elaborate; begin life; dream; form; make up

• Resume bullet points: Conceived of solutions to problems no one believed could solved

 

CONCEIVE

CONSOLIDATE

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}

bring together; merge; strengthen; unite

• Resume bullet points: Consolidated the inside and field sales force into one department, improving productivity and reducing annual costs by $200,000

 

CONSTRUCT

assemble; build; contrive; create; devise; draw to specifications; erect; form; make; put up; raise

blueprint; compose; create; form; piece together; structure

 

• Resume bullet points: Constructed measurement matrix for business plan components, making results of each section of business plans quantifiable

 

CONTEMPORIZE

bring up to date; modernize; make contemporary • Resume bullet points:

Contemporized the look of mill outlet stores, improving overall consumer appeal, increasing consumer traffic and sales

 

COORDINATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Self-Manageable, and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

bring together; combine; direct; harmonize; manage; match up; organize; synchronize; work together

 

• Resume bullet points: Coordinated the responsibilities and work of 200 volunteers across the nation

 

CORROBORATE

back; back up with evidence; confirm formally; make certain the validity of; strengthen; support a statement or argument with evidence

 

• Resume bullet points: Corroborated antidotal evidence of a shift in consumer preferences with empirical research, giving firm ten months over the competition to retool and begin producing

 

CULL

amass; collect; gather

choose; glean; pick out; select

• Resume bullet points: Culled social media sites for evidence of consumer opinions on the firm’s brand

 

DEDUCE

{also use in Attention to Detail and Learn}

assume; conclude from evidence; conjecture; figure out; infer; presume; suspect; hypothesize; posit; reason; suppose; surmise; work out

It was deduced that the greater the time a salesman spent listening was related to an increased possibility of getting a sale.

trace the course of deviation

 

DEFINE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, and Design Mind-Set}

characterize; classify; describe; determine or set down boundaries; distinguish; identify; label; the term

circumscribe; delimitate; delimit; demarcate; mark out

 

• Resume bullet points: Defined key market segments using psychographic segmentation techniques

 

DELIBERATE

{also use in Time Management, and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

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

 

• Resume bullet points: Deliberated and resolved project management team disputes to achieve consensus

 

DELIMIT

DELIMIT

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

define; demarcate; determine; fix boundaries; restrict; set limits; state clearly

 

• Resume bullet points: Delimited the boundaries of independent sales reps so as not to interfere with established relationships of field salespeople and their key accounts, creating greater customer satisfaction

 

DETERMINE

agree to; bound; decide; delimit; delimitate; demarcate; discover; establish; limit; judge; mark out; measure; resolve; settle on

ascertain; clarify; establish; find out; uncover

affect; control; govern; influence; mold

 

• Resume bullet points: Determined the optimum balance of volume for product containers and cost per unit of production

 

DIAGNOSE

analyze the cause or nature of something; detect; establish; identify a condition; make a diagnosis; spot

 

• Resume bullet points: Diagnosed recalled products and discovered the defect and devised repair process, which eliminated the need to replace the product and saved $30 million

 

DISCOVER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Common Sense, Intelligence,

and Gather Data and Convert to Information}

ascertain; be first to learn something; determine; expose; find out; hear; learn; realize, see, or uncover something

 

• Resume bullet points: Discovered the defective process that threatened a total recall and saved $30 million in costs

 

DISSUADE

advise against; deter; discourage; divert; put off; talk out of

We were dissuaded from further exploration by the results of the ore tests.

 

EDUCE

{also use in Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Cogitative Load Management, Intelligence and Leadership}

  • come to conclusion; solve a problem based on thoughtful consideration of facts; derive; evoke
  • draw out; deduce; elicit; infer
  • bring out or develop; elicit from
  • (1-3) I educed from the audit that our financial position was fairly strong.

 

ENGINEER

{also use in Time Management and HARD SKILLS: Engineering}

cause; coax; make happen

plan, construct, and manage as an engineer

guide; plan and direct skillfully; superintend • Resume bullet points:

 

Engineered, troubleshot, and documented IIS solutions; tested and administered Windows 8 Developer’s pilot on 190 workstations and 5 servers

 

ESTABLISH CORRELATION

ESTABLISH CORRELATION

measure the extent to which two variables are related • Resume bullet points:

Established correlation between cloud-based data storage and reduced hacker attacks

 

ESTIMATE

appraise; approximate; assay; calculate; gauge; guess; judge; rate; reckon; respect; size up; value

form an opinion or judgment about: to judge carefully make estimates

• Resume bullet points: Estimated annual energy usage

 

EXAMINE

analyze; assess; case; consider; explore; inspect; peruse; scrutinize; study; survey; traverse; view

investigate; inquire into; look at or into critically or methodically to find out the facts, condition, or situation

test by careful questioning or scientific inquiry

• Resume bullet points: Examined samples of parts provided by 200 vendor suppliers for quality assurance

 

EXPLICATE

analyze logically; explain; make clear; write about something at great length

The primary research methodology is problem-solving itself, which often, in practice, cannot be fully explicated.

 

EXPLORE

delve; dig; discover; examine carefully; inquiry; investigate; look into closely; probe; scout; search

travel in an area completely new to learn about the geography, history, culture, and people

search carefully, systematically, or scientifically

• Resume bullet points: Explored uses for new technology

 

EXPOSIT

(eks-posit)

add details to an account or idea

The reports addendum exposited many details.

 

EXTRAPOLATE

{also use in Critical Thinking, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

construct an image; estimate; infer

arrive at conclusion or results by hypothesizing from known facts or observations

• Resume bullet points: Extrapolated research data and results from other industries

 

FATHOM

FATHOM

come to understand; comprehend

The marketing community has fathomed but a tiny part of human decision making.

 

FERRET OUT

search and discover through persistent discovery • Resume bullet points:

Ferreted out the incorrect charges, inaccurate fees, and unsubstantiated billing by phone service provider, saving firm $4,000 monthly

 

FIX

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements}

affix; arrange; assign; attach; blame; fasten; impute; pin on; place saddle; produce deep impression; secure

mend; replace; restore

• Resume bullet points: Fixed equipment at construction sites, saving thousands of dollars in downtime

 

FOLLOW THROUGH

{also use in Reliability}

continue an action or activity; finish something you have started

• Resume bullet points: Followed through on all initiatives

 

FORMULATE

articulate; contrive; create; develop; devise; draft; elaborate; express; frame; invent; make; originate; plan; prepare; put into words or expressions; verbalize; voice

 

• Resume bullet points: Formulated the blend of fuel and additives that allowed equipment to function for long periods in subzero environments

 

GALVANIZE

{also use in Leadership and Social Intelligence}

activate; propel someone or something into sudden action; stimulate

• Resume bullet points: Galvanized employees into volunteer teams during emergencies

 

GAUGE

determine; estimate; guess; judge something or someone; measure; standard scale or measure; weigh

• Resume bullet points: Gauged the changes in consumer purchasing behavior in advance of industry research

 

HYPOTHESIZE

HYPOTHESIZE

{also use in Cogitative Load Management and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

an educated guess of some outcome

Ever since Plato, scientists have hypothesized about how the brain processes information.

 

IMAGINE

conceive; envisage; envision; fancy; fantasize; feature; guess; image; picture; plan; scheme; see; suppose; think; vision; visualize

Answers generally come to those who have imagined solutions to problems and opportunities.

 

INDUCE

bring about some action; cause; effect; encourage; make; move by persuasion or influence; tempt

bring on; generate; produce; provoke; stimulate

(1), (2) Crystals are subject to aging and mechanically induced noise.

 

INITIATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements 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 the funding of entrepreneurial start-up by white knights who were members of investment clubs

 

MEASURE

appraise; assess; calculate; compute; determine; evaluate; gauge; mete; rate; quantify

 

• Resume bullet points: Measured results of all advertising and promotion campaigns

 

MEDITATE

act as a go-between; arbitrate; intercede; intervene; judge; reconcile; referee; settle a difference of opinion; umpire

 

• Resume bullet points: Mediated disputes between union and nonunion workers

 

METHODIZE

order; organize; systematize • Resume bullet points:

Methodized the reporting and evaluations of 250 value chain partners

ORGANIZE

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 work sharing operation, avoiding layoffs of 100 employees

 

PLAN

{also use in Problem Solving, Time Management, and HARD SKILLS: Time, Organizational, Planning and Time Management}

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, produced, and oversaw all vendor/exhibitor services at the industry’s largest trade show

 

POSIT

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

assume; conceive; conjecture; hypothesize; imagine; postulate; put forward; speculate; suggest; state or assume as fact; theorize

Judy had first posited the possibility of a correlation between the variables.

 

QUANTIFY

{also use in Attention to Detail, HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance, and Analytical, Research, and Computational}

express something in quantifiable terms

numerical expression or explanation

determine or express or explain the quantity of, numerical measure of, or extent of

 

• Resume bullet points: Quantified the results of needs gap analysis

 

RUMINATE

{also use in Communications and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

chew over; cogitate; contemplate; mull over; ponder; reflect on; think over

meditate; turn over in one’s mind

(1), (2) Two dozen engineers ruminated over the plant’s emission problems.

 

SATISFY

SATISFY

comply with; meet desires, expectations, needs; quench; satiate

fulfill needs and expectations, wishes, and desires

comply with the rules

• Resume bullet points: Satisfied all requirements for IEEE certification

 

SCRUTINIZE

{also use in Communications}

analyze; examine carefully; dissect; inspect; pore over; search; study

• Resume bullet points: Scrutinized vendor and supplier proposals for excessive prices

 

SIZE UP

form an opinion

take the measure of something

• Resume bullet points: Sized up the operational requirements of foreign-made tool and die machines

 

Cross-Cultural Competency

Cross-Cultural Competency is the ability to operate in different cultural settings.

 

ABERRATE

diverge or deviate from the straight path; diverge from the expected • Resume bullet points:

Aberrated from the standard operating procedure (SOP) in cases that demanded field expediency

 

ABIDE

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Professional Demeanor and Presence, Reliability, Self-Manageable, and Work Ethic}

bear; continue; endure; go on being; put up with; stomach; take; tolerate

hold; remain; stand fast; stand for

remain with someone; stay

Collocates to: agreements, conditions, laws, norms, rules; resolutions, wishes

 

ABSORB

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Attention to Detail, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Detail, Common Sense, Flexibility, Learn, and Self-Manageable}

  • acquire; assimilate; attract; consume; digest; endure; engulf; fascinate; imbibe; soak up; sustain; take in; use up
  • During the recent economic downturn, Boeing absorbed most of the price increases.
  • draw into oneself; grasp; realize; recognize; take in; understand
  • become captivated, interested, engaged, or preoccupied in; fascinated • Resume bullet points:
  • Absorbed the work of departments that have been eliminated, doubling my responsibilities

 

ACCEPT

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

• Resume bullet points:Accepted the responsibilities for all my decisions

 

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Professional Demeanor, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

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

 

ACCOMMODATE

ACCOMMODATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Compassion, Common Sense, Customer Awareness, Flexibility, and Outgoing}

  • house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up
  • adapt; be big enough for; contain; have capacity for; hold; reconcile; seat
  • do a favor or a service for someone
  • adjust; become accustomed; familiarize; get used to; make suitable
  • allow for; assist; be of service; consider; find ways to help; oblige

• Resume bullet points: Accommodated the health, attire, and religious needs of all immigrant workers without a loss of team cohesiveness or productivity

 

ACQUAINT

{also use in Social Intelligence}

accustom; aware; become familiar with; explain; inform; introduce; know; notify; present; run by; tell

come to know personally

• Resume bullet points: Acquainted with proactive leadership and management styles

 

ADAPT

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Creativity, Flexibility, Learn, and HARD SKILLS: Engineering and R&D}

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 working conditions to comply with and exceed ADA requirements

 

ADJUST

{also use in Accountability, Common Sense, Engineering, R&D, Flexibility, and Work Ethic}

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

• Resume bullet points: Adjusted hours to accommodate mothers with infant child care issues

 

AID

abet; alleviate; assist; benefit; facilitate; give support to; help; minister to; serve; sustain; subsidize

• Resume bullet points: Aided workers with time off and reimbursement for fees for taking and passing English as a Second Language course.

 

ALLAY

{also use in Compassion}

alleviate; calm; dispel; put to rest; relieve; subside

• Resume bullet points: Allayed the fears of immigrant workers by hosting regular immigration rights workshops

 

ALLY

{also use in Outgoing and Social Intelligence}

align; associate; befriend; confederate; friend; help; league; join; support

• Resume bullet points: Allied with local businesses to create networking groups for immigrant workers

 

ASSIMILATE

ASSIMILATE

absorb; accommodate; incorporate; standardize

• Resume bullet points: Assimilated quickly when transferred to our facility in Lima, Peru

 

AUGMENT

add to; boost; bump up; enlarge; expand; increase; supplement • Resume bullet points:

Augmented fulfillment positions with workers from sheltered workshops

 

BALANCE

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

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 the needs of workers with aggressive production objectives

 

BRANCH OUT

{also use in Risk Tolerant}

add new interests or new activities; begin doing new things

• Resume bullet points: Branched out in new endeavors

 

BROADEN

develop; enlarge; expand; extend; stretch; thicken; open up; widen

• Resume bullet points: Broadened the diversity of 1,000 employees by work-sharing and cross-training

 

COADJUTE

{also used in Team Player}

cooperate; work together

• Resume bullet points: Coadjuted worker disputes with one representative elected by worker votes

 

COALESCE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Social Intelligence, and Team Player}

blend; come together as one; combine; fuse or cause to grow together; join; merge; mingle; mix together different elements or parts; unite

 

• Resume bullet points: Coalesced organization’s research into field leader

 

COLLABORATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Self-Manageable, 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 all union leaders to ensure company HR polices were in union contract specifications

 

CONSOLIDATE

CONSOLIDATE

{also use in Critical Thinking}

bring together; merge; strengthen; unite

• Resume bullet points: Consolidated five manufacturing and assembly operations into one location, making it more convenient for many workers and saving the company $2.5 million annually

 

CORRELATE

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

associate; calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; come together; bring into mutual relation; correspond; parallel

(1) A person’s race is weakly correlated with his eventual success in life.

 

DIVERSIFY

{also use in Flexibility and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

branch out; expand; spread out; vary

• Resume bullet points: Diversified product selection for 2011 Winter Catalog, resulting in a 10 percent increase in sales

 

EMBRACE

accept; include; involve; support; take on; welcome

clasp or hug in friendship, sociability, affection, or desire

contain; encircle; enclose; perceive to include; surround; take in mentally

• Resume bullet points: Embraced diversity as a hiring strategy

 

IMBRICATE

cover; overlap

The emergency data center imbricated our in-house data center during the blackout.

 

UNIFY

{also use in Companionate and Intelligence}

blend; bring together; federate; merge; solidify; tie; unite

• Resume bullet points: Unified global workforce of 13,000 individuals

 

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is the ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand database reasoning.

 

AGGREGATE

{also use in Social Intelligence and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

accumulate; amass; collect; combine; gather together; sum; total; whole

• Resume bullet points: Aggregated all customer suggestions into topics for brainstorming sessions

 

ALLOCATE

allot; designate; devote; distribute

divide a sum of money or resources Collocates to: for, funds, land, resources, quotas

• Resume bullet points: Allocated resources based on the strategic value of the request

 

APPORTION

allot; assign; divide and give out parts or shares according to a plan

• Resume bullet points: Apportioned interns to engineers based on work assignments

 

ARCHIVE

Resume verbs

{also use in New Media Literature, Reliability}

annals; collection; documentation; files; place or keep records in the archive; library; store of data

 

• Resume bullet points: Archived project management scope statements

 

ASCRIBE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy, and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Honesty and Integrity}

accredit; arrogate; attribute something to someone; assert that something has been caused by someone or something

The error was ascribed to a faulty chip.

Collocates to: attributes, meaning, motives, powers, tendencies, traits, qualities, values

 

ASSIGN

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, and HARD SKILLS:

Administrative and Organizational}

allocate; allot; choose; consign; dispense; dole out; give; hand over; pick; select; transfer

appoint; delegate; designate; detail; name

 

• Resume bullet points: Assigned student interns to departments

 

AUDIT

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

appraise; assess; check; count; examine; inspect; review; verify the accounting records of

 

• Resume bullet points: Audited scope statements of projects with results documents

 

AUTOMATE

computerize; mechanize; program • Resume bullet points:

Automated enrollment process, ensuring higher levels of student satisfaction

 

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CALCULATE

{also use in Accountability, Accounting and Finance, and Engineering and R&D}

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

• Resume bullet points: Calculated the cost of industrial sales calls

 

CLASSIFY

{also use in Attention to Detail and Gather Data and Convert into Information}

arrange; assort; catalog; categorize; class; distribute into groups; grade; group; list by some order or sequence; organize; sort

Collocates to: advertising, as, by, documents, exposure, information

 

CODIFY

{also use in Gather Data and Convert into Information}

organize into a system of rules, codes, or principles to make clear and coherent

Codified rating system to rank the industry’s more efficient logistics systems

 

COLLOCATE

arrange; catalog; set up

• Resume bullet points: Collocated formulas so common key terms could be found by internal search engine

 

COMPILE

{also use in Gather Data and Self-Manageable}

amass; assemble; collect and edit something; compose; gather and put together in an orderly form

 

• Resume bullet points: Compiled copies of project final deliverables for company library

 

CORRELATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Cross-Cultural Competency, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

associate; bring into mutual relation; calculate or show the reciprocal relation between; come together; correspond; parallel

The survey data indicated that the two factors were strongly correlated.

 

DATA MINE

{also use in New Media Literacy}

retrieval of facts and information from large databases

 

• Resume bullet points: Data mined for analysis online usage and customer interaction data using GM’s preferred statistical package, SAS, and GM’s preferred database software, Oracle SQL

 

DATA WAREHOUSE

store large data files for making business decisions

 

• Resume bullet points: Data warehoused using heterogeneous environment of super-sized Oracle clusters, regular databases, Amazon RDS nodes, and Amazon EC2-based map-reduce clusters

 

DATABASE

catalog; create information for storing; file; folder; list; record • Resume bullet points:

Databased all OSHA compliance claims

 

DIGITIZE

put content in digital form

• Resume bullet points: Digitized products and production

 

MODEL

archetype; design; facsimile; hold up as an example; mold; use an example to demonstrate meaning or prototype purpose; original; representation; standard

• Resume bullet points: Modeled all proposed marketing plans.

 

Accounting and Finance

 

SORT

arrange on order by class or categories

place, arrange, or separate according to some class or category

• Resume bullet points: Sorted 14,000 customer files into 6 segmented markets.

 

TABULATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance, and Analytical, Research, and Computational}

add up; chart; count; put facts in a table or column tally; total;

• Resume bullet points: Tabulated and summarized results of consumer panel discussions

 

Customer Awareness, Able to Deal with Customers

Being customer aware means having empathy for customers and generally doing anything reasonable to satisfy customers’ needs.

 

ACCEDE

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Flexibility, Outgoing, and Self-Manageable}

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

 

• Resume bullet points: Acceded to subordinates’ significantly higher levels of authority and responsibility in dealing with customers, thus improving customer service, retention, morale, and productivity

 

ACCOMMODATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Common Sense, Compassionate, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility and Outgoing}

to house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up

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

 

• Resume bullet points: Accommodated customers by customizing billing due dates

 

ACCREDITE

ACCREDITE

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail, Reliability, and HARD SKILLS:

Administration and Organizational}

approve; attribute; authorize; credit; endorse; recognize; sanction

certify; supply with credentials or authority

Collocates to: colleges; courses, education, fully; ideas, institutions, programs, schools

 

ACQUIRE

{also use in Accomplishments, Design Mind-Set, Gather Data and Convert into Information, and Risk Tolerant}

attain; buy; come to possess; earn; gain; get; hold; obtain; purchase; receive

 

• Resume bullet points: Acquired and merged US Census data into customer database

 

ACTUATE

{also use in Accomplishments, Achievements, Attention to Detail and Accuracy,

Creativity, Leadership, and Risk Tolerant}

activate; arouse to action; motivate; put into motion; start; trigger

 

• Resume bullet points: Actuated employees’ sense of ownership by motivating them to do well by being good

 

ATTRACT

ATTRACT

allure; appeal; captivate; charm; draw; enchant; fascinate; lure; magnetize; pull

Attracted significantly higher numbers of customers to Web site with targeted email

Attracted high-volume prospects with special promotions

 

BRING TOGETHER

cause to become joined or linked

bring together in a common cause or emotion

• Resume bullet points: Brought together vendors in regular strategic value chain planning

Brought together the most talented thought leaders in the field

 

BUILD

{also use in Accountability and Research and R&D}

construct; erect; put up; raise; rear

grow; improve; increase

• Resume bullet points: Built added value to Cline firms by focusing on customer-centric approach

Built and empowered award-winning cohesive teams that consistently achieved high standards of quality and productivity in completive markets

 

CARRY THE WATER

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Leadership, Self-Confidence, and Work Ethic}

bear the main responsibility for something

• Resume bullet points: Carried the water for stronger customer initiatives

 

CULTIVATE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Intelligence, and Self-Manageable}

develop; encourage; foster; help; nurture; promote; refine; support to tend to; till; work on

• Resume bullet points: Cultivated repeat buyers with targeted marketing

 

SUPPORT

aid; encourage, help, or comfort

carry or bear the weight for; keep from falling, slipping, or dropping

give approval; uphold

 

• Resume bullet points: Supported an ever-growing number of customers seeking cloud solutions

 

Design Mind-Set

A design mind-set is the ability to develop tasks and work processes for the desired outcomes.

ACQUIRE

{also use in Accomplishments, Customer Awareness, Gather Data and Convert into Information, and Risk Tolerant}

attain; buy; come to possess; earn; gain; get; hold; obtain; purchase; receive

• Resume bullet points:

Acquired training, knowledge, and experience to serve a project management team leader

 

ADD

add together; append; augment; combine; count up; enhance; summate; supplement; tally; tote up; join; unite

be logical; make sense

put figures together to make a total

complement; improve; increase

• Resume bullet points: Added four new customers, a new industry, and more than $1 million in revenue

 

ADHERE

{also use in Critical Thinking}

affix; bond; hold; hold fast; glutamate; remain; stick to something; stay

• Resume bullet points: Adhered to highest standards for quality

 

ADJUDICATE

[also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, and Critical Thinking}

act as judge; listen; mediate; preside over argument; settle

• Resume bullet points: Adjudicated disputes between engineers over technical issues

 

ALIGN

ALIGN

{also use in Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Self-Manageable, and Social Intelligence}

ally; adjust; bring oneself into agreement with; correct; level; parallel; straighten

arrange something in reference to something else

 

• Resume bullet points: Aligned personal objectives with the objectives of the firm

 

AMEND

change for the better; correct; enhance; improve; modify; set right

• Resume bullet points: Amended field manuals to incorporate new standards

 

APPRAISE

estimate; determine worth of; give notice; inform; judge

• Resume bullet points: Appraised the value of low-mileage luxury automobiles

 

APPRISE

acquaint; describe; enlighten; explain; impart; inform; notify; pass on; tell

• Resume bullet points: Apprised customers of options of leasing versus buying

 

APPROVE

{also use in Accountability and Self-Manageable}

accept; agree to; attest; back up; command; commend; endorse; favor; praise; ratify; sanction; support

allow; authorize; consent; grant; pass; sanction

• Resume bullet points: Approved all proposals to key accounts

 

ARRAY

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

  • gamut; place in an orderly arrangement; set out for display or use
  • marshal troops; parade; place an order
  • Collocates to: about, according, against, around, before, behind, in, on

 

ASSERT

{also use in Analytical, Computational, and Research}

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

(1), (2) The American HQ asserted authority over the European partner firm.

 

ASSESS

estimate; impose; judge; value

estimate the value, cost, benefit, or worth of • Resume bullet points:

Assessed the value of potential acquisitions

 

ASSEVERATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Cognitive Load Management, and Communications}

assert; aver; avouch; avow; declare earnestly or solemnly; hold; maintain

He asseverated that the mistakes in the report would be corrected.

 

AUDIT

{also use in Accounting and Finance, Attention to Detail, and Computational Thinking}

appraise; assess; check; count; examine; inspect; review; verify the accounting records of

 

• Resume bullet points: Audited Information Technology (IT) infrastructures, maintaining data integrity and operating effectively to achieve the organization’s goals or objectives

 

AUTHENTICATE

confirm; endorse; serve to prove; substantiate; validate • Resume bullet points;

Authenticated the sealed bids for auction items in excess of $25,000

 

BATCH PROCESS

{also use in New Media Literacy}

process as a single unit or batch in automatic data processing

• Resume bullet points: Batch processed customer invoices

 

BATTLE TEST

test something under the most difficult of conditions

The cloud computing software was battle tested when our system failed in a blackout.

 

BENCHMARK

{also use in Attention to Detail, Learn, Professional Demeanor; HARD SKILLS: Advertising, Branding, PR, Sales, and Marketing; and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

commence; identify and learn from the best business practices; level point of reference; standard; target

• Resume bullet points: Benchmarked annual department results

 

BETA TEST

Analytical Research

{also use in Leadership, Risk Tolerant, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, Computational}

field test; road test; sample prior to rollout

• Resume bullet points: Beta tested all new versions of cloud software

 

BIFURCATE

branch; divide into sections; fork; split into two sections or pieces

The bifurcated analysis displayed the expected results.

 

BOLSTER

hold up; prop up; reinforce; support

• Resume bullet points: Bolstered revenues and profits with constant development of aftermarket products and services

 

BOOKEND

bracket; enclose; precede and follow

The technology plan bookended our business plan covering today’s needs as well as our projected needs into the next decade.

 

BOOTSTRAP

{also use in Common Sense and Self-Manageable}

initiate; manage without assistance; succeed with few resources

• Resume bullet points: Bootstrapped new product development during economic downturn

 

BRING ABOUT

{also use in Commitment and Dedication}

be the reason for; cause

• Resume bullet points: Brought about changes in outdated performance measurements

 

CATALOG OR CATALOGUE

arrange; classify; list; put together; register

• Resume bullet points: Cataloged all design changes

 

CENTRALIZE

{also use in Attention to Detail and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

consolidate; bring power of something to the central organization

• Resume bullet points: Centralized all regulatory reporting

 

CERTIFY

{also use in Attention to Detail, Honesty, and Integrity}

assure; attest; confirm; testify; verify; vouch; witness

• Resume bullet points: Certified Cisco platform designer

 

CHART

CHART

design; diagram; graph; graphic presentation; map; plan; plot; table; visual aid

chronicle; follow; keep record of; log; monitor; outline; project; record; resister

 

• Resume bullet points: Chartered development of software simulation and modeling methods from vendors

 

CODE

systematic statement or instructions • Resume bullet points:

Coded medical records, monitoring all government-related coding and billing practices, including NCD, LCD/LMRP, OCE and CCI edit management, payment reconciliation, and financial impact analysis

 

COLLATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Cogitative Load

Management, Team Player, and HARD SKILLS: Gather Data and Convert to Information}

assemble or collect to compare; bring together; gather; pool; pull together

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

 

CONFIGURE

align; design in particular way; set up in particular way • Resume bullet points:

Configured multiple models of Cisco switches in a VLAN configuration

 

DEBUG

{also use in New Media Literacy}

clear up; correct; eliminate errors or malfunctions; fix; mend; repair; restore; service; sort out

 

• Resume bullet points: Debugged department’s software

 

DEFINE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

characterize; classify; describe; determine or set down boundaries; distinguish; identify; label; term

circumscribe; delimitate; delimit; demarcate; mark out

 

• Resume bullet points Defined global budgeting, forecasting, revenue, and profitability objectives for 17 international business units

 

 

DELIMIT

DELIMIT

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

define; demarcate; determine; fix boundaries; restrict; set limits; state clearly

The study’s results were also delimited to the specific instruments used.

Collocates to: area, boundaries, carefully, clearly, spatially, within

 

DEMARCATE

set boundaries; set mark; separate clearly

Collocates to: area, by, border, boundaries, clearly, sharply, space

 

DEPUTE

give authority to someone else to act as your agent or deputy

• Resume bullet points Deputed by CEO to perform some duties

 

DESIGNATE

call; circumscribe; choose; elect; entitle; identify; label; name; nominate; select; style; title

allocate; indicate; point out; specify

 

Resume bullet point: Designated point person on design issues

 

DISENTANGLE

{also use in Cognitive Thinking and Self-Manageable}

clear; free from entanglements and ties; find solutions to problems; straighten out

Her insights and negotiating skills disentangled the otherwise complicated situation.

 

IMBUE

indoctrinate; influence; inspire thoroughly; instill; pervade

• Resume bullet points: Imbued with the spirit of “just get it done”

 

OBSERVE

{also use in Gather Data and Convert into Information, Take Direction, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

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

The marketplace was observed for signs of shifting consumer behavior.

 

ORCHESTRATE

{also use in Accountability and Attention to Detail}

combine and adapt to obtain a particular outcome

arrange or organize surreptitiously to achieve a desired effect

• Resume bullet points: Orchestrated companywide get-out-the-vote campaigns, including publicity, civics training, and transportation pools on election day

 

PERSEVERATE

HARD SKILLS

{also use in Attention to Detail and Reliability}

continue something; repeat something insistently or over and over again

 

Resume bullet point: Perseverated regardless of obstacles

 

PROJECT

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Accounting and Finance}

  • estimate; expect; forecast; plan; proposal; scheme
  • extend outward toward something else
  • cause a light shadow to fall on a surface
  • attribute an emotion to another person

 

• Resume bullet points: Managed a project involving designing a new toy that became top-selling product for four years

 

RATIOCINATE

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

work toward a solution through logical thinking and reason

 

My ratiocinated approach helped a previously divided staff to accept the new policy as beneficial to the health of the firm and to their job security.

 

SOLVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Creativity, and Accounting and Finance}

find a solution; settle

provide or find a suitable answer to a problem

 

• Resume bullet points: Solved many design problems

 

STOVE PIPE

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

stack strategies, ideas, or plans

• Resume bullet points: Stove piped customer suggestions and ideas to have them ready to implement on short notice

 

STREAMLINE

make more efficient by employing faster or simpler working method

improve the efficiency or appearance of; modernize

• Resume bullet points:

Streamlined accounts receivable system, improving cash flow

 

SYNCHRONIZE

be synchronous; direct a desired outcome; move or occur at the same time or rate

The accounts team synchronized the sales, aftermarket activities, billing, warranty program, and follow-up service.

 

WHITE BOARD

brainstorm; get ideas down; list ideas and thoughts; strategize

The marketing manager white boarded the brainstorming session.

Drive and Passion, Tenacity

Drive and passion are the motivation to work hard and excel.

 

ACCENTUATE

ACCENTUATE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Cognitive Load Management}

accent; emphasize; heighten; intensify

My branding plan accentuated the product’s unique benefits in a way that more people could relate.

play up; make more noticeable; stress something

Collocates to: differences, opportunities, positives, shapes

 

• Resume bullet points: Accentuated company’s strategic objectives in the design and writing of the annual report, which won an award from the PR Association

 

ACCOMPLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Work Ethic}

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

 

• Resume bullet points: Accomplished all stated goal on time and within budget

 

ACHIEVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Education, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confidence}

accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; perform; pull off; reach; realize

succeed in doing something

• Resume bullet points: Achieved the highest performance evaluation ratings

 

AMASS

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, 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

 

BATTLE

combat; competition; duel; encounter; fight; fracas; fray; melee; skirmish; wage a fight against

• Resume bullet points: Battled for market share

 

BROKE THROUGH

{also use in Risk Tolerant and Self-Manageable}

unexpected gain or improvement

new idea

• Resume bullet points: Broke through clutter of competition to lead

 

BUMP THE SHARK

{also use in Common Sense}

push back against an aggressive person; stand up against an intrusive or aggressive or assertive verbal assault

In the past, Tom would have just sulked away, but today he bumped the shark and made Phil back down from his pompous position.

fight back against a bully

 

CHALLENGE

contest; deft; dare; went up against

goal; go through ordeal or trial of courage, strength, will, ideas; obstacle • Resume bullet points:

Challenged “this is the way it was always done” thinking

 

CHANNEL

course; conduit; control; direct; feed; path; route

concentrate; focus

• Resume bullet points: Challenged outmoded, obsolete methods and suggested progressive, empirical, tested approaches

 

CHIP AWAY

CHIP AWAY

break down big problems or issues into smaller components that are easier to work on

remove or withdraw gradually

(1) The sales team chipped away at the competition’s lead.

 

COMMAND

bid; charge; direct; enjoin; instruct; lead; order; require; tell • Resume bullet points:

Commanded respect by my work ethic, dedication, and personal commitment

 

COMPETE

content; contest; state of rivalry; match skills with someone • Resume bullet points:

Competed for top sales honors every year

CONDUCT

carry on; control; direct; guide; head; lead; manage; operate; steer; supervise

• Resume bullet points: Conducted English as a second language courses for immigrant workers

 

CONTRIBUTE

{also use in Social Intelligence and Work Ethic}

chip in; come across; come through; donate; exacerbate; give or supply in common with others; kick in; subscribe

• Resume bullet points: Contributed 20 percent of the annual sales revenues

 

CONVENE

arrange; assemble; call; gather; organize; set up; summon • Resume bullet points:

Convened an idea exchange of the industry’s top thought leaders

 

DISENCUMBER

free from burden, free something hindering; rid of something undesirable; unburden

• Resume bullet points: Disencumbered marketing from the “push” mentality

 

DISTRIBUTE

apportion; arrange; deal; dispense; divide; divvy; dole out; measure; parcel; portion; scatter; share; spread

• Resume bullet points: Distributed workload among 20 engineers

 

EMPOWER

{also use in Accountability and Work Ethic}

allow; authorize; give authority or power to; sanction

make one stronger and more confident, especially in controlling his life and claiming his rights

• Resume bullet points: Empowered all staff with authority and responsibility

 

EXCEED

 

EXCEED

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Accountability}

beat; go beyond; surpass what was expected or thought possible; be more or greater than; outdo

• Resume bullet points: Exceeded expectations and quotas of all supervisors

 

EXCEL

{also use in Work Ethic}

shine; stand out; surpass

be better, greater, or superior to others in the same field, profession, endeavor

Excelled in foreign language skills; capable of speaking six languages fluently

 

EXECUTE

accomplish; carry out; carry into effect; finish; follow through; fulfill

create or produce in accordance with an idea or plan

perform as expected; run an instruction or program

 

• Resume bullet points: Executed all responsibilities and duties of a Rotary Fellowship winner

 

EXEMPLIFY

illustrate by example; serve or show as a good example

make a legally attested or certified copy or transcript of a document under seal

 

• Resume bullet points: Exemplified professionalism, honesty, and dependability in carrying out duties and responsibilities as treasurer, overseeing annual budget of $2.5 million

 

EXHORT

admonish strongly; encourage earnestly by advice or warning; insist; press; push; urge

• Resume bullet points: Exhorted team to work to their strengths

 

EXPEDIT

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Time Management}

accelerate; hurry up; rush

speed up or make easy the process of or action of

dispatch; send off; issue officially

Collocates to: process, shipping, timetables, treatment, trials

• Resume bullet points: Expedited shipping services for customers

 

FAST-TRACK

FAST-TRACK

{also use in Work Ethic and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

bypass others; rapid; speed up

• Resume bullet points: Fast-tracked market growth projects

 

INTERPOSE

{also use in Accountability}

aggressive; arbitrate; insert; intercept; interfere; intermediate; meddle; mediate; unsolicited opinion; offer assistance or presence; put between

• Resume bullet points: Interposed an additional barrier between the host and the clients

 

LAUNCH

begin; commence; dispatch; embark; get underway; hurl; initial steps; introduce; release something; let loose something; send off; shoot; start or kick off something

introduce something; inaugurate; present; reveal; start marketing; unleash; unveil

• Resume bullet points: Launched five new business start-ups.

 

MARSHAL

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

put in delineated order

• Resume bullet points: Marshaled 20-person, multidiscipline, cross-functional project management team

 

MAXIMIZE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accounting and Finance, and Accountability}

make best use of; make as great or as large as possible; raise to the highest possible degree

• Resume bullet points: Maximized merit bonus every year

 

MOTIVATE

MOTIVATE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Creativity, Drive and Passion, Leadership, and Motivated}

cause; egg on; encourage; incentivize; induce; inspire; provide with a motive; prompt; provoke; stimulate; trigger

• Resume bullet points: Motivated staff by focusing on their individual strengths

 

PIONEER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Creativity, Manageable, Motivated, and Self-Confidence}

first to develop new ideas or concepts; lead the way • Resume bullet points:

Pioneered concept of using interns

 

WEIGH IN

argue; discuss; join in a cause; take part

Our foreign subsidiary weighed in on the discussion to shift production back to the US.

 

ZERO IN

give full attention to something

aim directly at

• Resume bullet points: Zeroed in on highest priority prospects

 

Flexibility, Availability

Flexibility is the ability to make changes when the circumstances are right to manage business needs.

 

ABSORB

ABSORB

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

  • assimilate; acquire; attract; consume; digest; endure; engulf; fascinate; imbibe; sustain; soak up; take in; use up
  • draw into oneself; grasp; realize; recognize; take in; understand
  • become captivated, interested, engaged, or preoccupied in; fascinate

 

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

 

ACCEDE

{also use in Accountability, 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

enter upon an office

 

• Resume bullet points: Acceded to the post of president of industry trade association

Cognitive Load Management

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Professional Demeanor, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

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

• Resume bullet points: Acclimated to new roles and responsibilities quickly

 

ACCOMMODATE

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

  • house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up
  • adapt; be big enough for; contain; have capacity for; hold; reconcile; seat
  • do a favor or a service for someone
  • adjust; become accustomed; familiarize; get used to; make suitable
  • allow for; assist; be of service; consider; find ways to help; oblige
  • Collocates to: change, demand, desire, difference, growth, guest, need, request, passengers, schedule, space, special case(s), student

 

ACCUSTOM

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}

acclimatize to; acquaint; adapt; adjust to; attune to; familiarize; get to know; get used to; habitual; inure

become accustomed to

• Resume bullet points: Accustomed to new responsibilities in shortest possible time

 

ADAPT

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Creativity, Cross-Cultural Competency, Learn, and HARD SKILLS: Engineering and R&D}

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 quickly to new routine of the management team from acquiring company

 

ADJUST

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

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

• Resume bullet points: Adjusted to relocation

 

AGREE

{also use in Accountability and Polite}

accord; affirm; concur; consent; get together; grant; harmonize; jibe; match; say yes; square

• Resume bullet points: Agreed to serve as leader of new products development team

 

ALTERNATE

ALTERNATE

every other; in turns; rotate; swing; vary

exchange; serve as a substitute; swap

appear repetitively and regularly in a sequence with something else

• Resume bullet points: Alternated with another manager as building fire warden

 

ARBITRATE

{also use in Critical Thinking}

adjudicate; decide; intercede; judge; mediate; negotiate; pass judgment; referee; settle; sort out

• Resume bullet points: Arbitrated disputes between businesses and customers

 

COALESCE

{also use in Accountability, Accomplishments and Achievements, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Leadership, Learn, Social Intelligence, and Team Player}

come together as one; combine; grow together; join; unite Collocates to: around, groups, to, with

 

CONCUR

act together; agree; be of the same opinion; coincide; come to agreement with others

The majority of the members concurred with the president’s remarks.

 

DIVERSIFY

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency and HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

branch out; expand; spread out; vary

• Resume bullet points: Diversified the staff

 

NEGOTIATE

NEGOTIATE

bargain; confer, reach agreement by discussion or compromise

• Resume bullet points: Negotiated multimillion dollar contracts

 

Honesty and Integrity

Honesty and integrity describe one’s conscious act to consistently do what is legal, ethical, and morally correct.

 

ACKNOWLEDGE

{also use in Accountability, Learn, Outgoing, Professional Demeanor, 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

 

AFFIRM

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

acknowledge; affirm; announce; assert; asseverate; avow; confirm; establish; insist; pronounce; state; validate; verify

encourage; support; sustain; uphold

 

• Resume bullet points: Affirmed the strategic objectives of the investors

 

ASCRIBE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Computational Thinking}

accredit; arrogate; assert that something has been caused by someone or something; attribute something to someone

Collocates to: attributes, meaning, motives, powers, qualities, tendencies, traits, values

 

ASSURE

ASSURE

comfort; convince; declare; ensure; give surety; guarantee; pledge; promise; reassure; swear

confirm; know for sure; nail down; substantiate; verify

 

• Resume bullet points: Assured intellectual property legal compliance of all software program purchases

 

ATTEST

{also use in Communications}

certify or witness or swear to

(1) The product claims were attested to by three independent sources.

 

AVER

{also use in Attention to Detail and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

affirm; assert the truthfulness of something; avow; claim; declare; maintain; profess; state; swear

• Resume bullet points: Averred all technological claims in firm’s marketing and promotional materials

 

CERTIFY

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

assure; attest; confirm; testify; verify; vouch; witness

The team certified that the project was complete.

 

FACTOR

aspect; cause; issue; make a part; make a reason

sell accounts receivables to obtain cash before the due date on the account

• Resume bullet points: Factored receivables as stopgap measure to obtain needed cash

 

FREELANCE

work in an unstructured manner without the processes and resources of an employer; work not as an employee

• Resume bullet points: Freelanced as a photographer

 

GARNER

accumulate; acquire; assemble; bring together; bunch up; collect; gain; gather; get; harvest; heap; earn; reap

• Resume bullet points: Garnered support of Board of Directors for strategic decisions

 

Intelligence

Intelligence is generally associated with knowledge, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving.

 

ABSTRACT

{also use in Cognitive Load Management}

detach; draw away from; extract; remove; select; separate; take out

abridge; condense; pr[ac]ecis; shorten; take or extract the relevant or important information from; purloin; synopsize; summarize

Collocates to: context, data, information, knowledge, manner, social

 

CEREBRATE

{also use in Learn and Professional Demeanor}

consider; ponder; think; use one’s power of mind

• Resume bullet points: Cerebrated with industry thought leaders and top management on strategic issues

 

CULTIVATE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Self-Manageable, and Social Intelligence}

develop; encourage; foster; help; nurture; promote; refine; support

tend to; till; work on

 

• Resume bullet points: Cultivated network of thought leaders to bounce ideas off

 

DELVE

{also use in Learn}

dig; examine; explore; inquire; investigate; look into; research; search

dip into; dive; hunt; plunge; reach; rummage

 

• Resume bullet points: Delved into new technologies

 

DISCOVER

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Common Sense, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and 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: Discovered new applications for products

 

EDIFY

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, Compassionate, Learn, and Social Intelligence}

educate; enlighten; illuminate; improve; inform; instruct; teach

uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually

(1), (2) The retreat program edified all who attended.

 

EDUCATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Communications, and Learn}

discipline; edify; impart knowledge; inform; instruct; mentor; teach; train; tutor

develop and train the innate capacities of by schooling or education

provide knowledge in a particular area

• Resume bullet points: Educated team so they knew as much as me as about our business

 

EDUCE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Cognitive Load Management, Critical Thinking, and Leadership}

come to conclusion; derive; evoke; solve a problem based on thoughtful consideration of facts

 

The consulting team deduced from their observations that the firm needed to build its brand.

deduce; draw out; elicit; infer, bring out or develop; elicit from

 

IMBIBE

{also use in Cogitative Load Management and Learn}

receive in the mind and retain; soak; steep; take in

Repetition advertising imbibed viewers with slogans, jingles, and themes that were supposed to come into their attention unexpectedly.

 

INTERPRET

{also use in Attention to Detail}

construe; explain; present in understandable terms; represent the terms of individual belief or judgment; tell the meaning of

 

• Resume bullet points: Interpreted the impact of all proposed new Federal regulations on the business giving the strategic planning group advanced planning time, thus keeping us ahead of the competition

 

Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management

Leadership is the ability to use personal influence to get others to aid and support the achievement of a commonly agreed-upon task and to set priorities.

 

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Professional Demeanor, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

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

It took longer than he thought to become acclimated to New York City social life.

 

• Resume bullet points: Acclimated to leadership role quickly

 

ACCOMPLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Drive, Passion and Tenacity, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Work Ethic}

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

The project team accomplished their first milestone on schedule.

 

• Resume bullet points: Accomplished all assigned goals and objectives

 

ACHIEVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Education,

Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confidence}

  • accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; reach; perform; pull off; realize
  • The firm achieved greater success when it began hiring more qualified candidates.
  • succeed in doing something
  • Achieved highest ratings possible for leadership in employee surveys of job satisfaction
  • {also use in Risk Tolerant and Self-Manageable}
  • 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

• Resume bullet points: Acted as interim store manager during search for new manager

 

 

ACTUALIZE

make real or actual; realize

fulfill the potential of

• Resume bullet points: Actualized the theory and concepts of Transformational Leadership

 

ACTUATE

ACTUATE

  • {also use in Accomplishments, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Customer Awareness, and Risk Tolerant}
  • activate; arouse to action; motivate; put into motion; start; trigger
  • Toni’s speech actuated the congress to finally act on the bill.
  • Collocated with: controlled, hydraulically pneumatically, series, valves

 

• Resume bullet points: Actuated employees to do well by being good

 

ADDUCE

allege; bring forward; cite as evidence; lead to; present; put forward • Resume bullet points:

Adduced evidence by results that leadership can be conditional and situational

 

ADUMBRATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management and Risk Tolerant}

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

 

• Resume bullet points: Adumbrated the principle that in a free market anyone can succeed

 

AMELIORATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability. Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Manageable}

correct a mistake; improve; make better; tolerate

Phillip ameliorated the issues in the business plan prior to the meeting with the investors.

correct a deficiency or defect; make right a wrong; take action that makes up for one’s negative or improper actions

 

• Resume bullet points: Ameliorated the situation in which field sales had no input to marketing’s lead generation program

 

ANALYZE

consider; dissect; evaluate; examine; explore; interpret; investigate; probe; question; scrutinize; study

Randi analyzed the situation from all positions before making her decision.

Collocates to: analysis, data, findings, results, sample, study

• Resume bullet points: Analyzed more data, from a larger more diverse range of sources, in the shortest time possible

 

APPERTAIN

 

apply; an attribute of; be appropriate; be part of; belong; relate to

The importance of good communication skills appertains today as it did 200 years ago.

 

ASCERTAIN

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

He ascertained the problems by careful observation.

find out with certainty

Collocates to: definitely, easily, facts, fully, having

 

• Resume bullet points: Ascertained validity of worker’s claims of unfair practices by supervisors

 

ASSIMILATE

absorb; accommodate; incorporate; standardize Collocates to: easily, gradually, readily, thoroughly

• Resume bullet points: Assimilated the lessons learned working with veteran managers.

 

AUTHENTICATE

confirm; endorse; serve to prove; substantiate; validate

• Resume bullet points: Authenticated documents sent by foreign investors

 

BETA TEST

 Design Mind-Set

{also use in Design Mind-Set, Risk Tolerant, and HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, Computational}

field test; road test; sample prior to rollout

• Resume bullet points: Beta tested only products that met my strict functionality tests

 

CARRY THE WATER

{also use in Commitment, Dedication, Self-Confidence, and Work Ethic}

bear the main responsibility for something

• Resume bullet points: Carried the water for employee benefits

 

CHAMPION

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Confidence}

advocate; back; be a winner; campaign for; crusade for; excel; fight for; stand up for; support; uphold

• Resume bullet points: Championed the project team members who demonstrated creativity, innovation, and courage

 

COALESCE

{also use in Accountability, Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Cognitive Load Management, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Learn, Social Intelligence, and Team Player}

combine; come together as one; grow together; join; unite Collocated with: around, became, finally, formally into

• Resume bullet points: Coalesced geographically diverse collection of 11 individuals into a strong unified team

 

COLLECT

arrange; catalog; gather; set up

• Resume bullet points: Collected and analyzed data

 

COMPARE

collate; contrast; exchange thoughts or ideas about something

• Resume bullet points: Compared favorably to others who had faced similar situations

 

CONCEPTUALIZE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, and Learn}

create an understandable point out of a concept; interpret something from the abstract

She took on the project and conceptualized the whole thing before committing it to paper.

Collocated with: approach, experience, perception, theories

 

• Resume bullet points: Conceptualized the idea that leadership is situational and conditional

 

CONVOKE

assemble; call together; convene; summon to a meeting Collocated with: assembly, congress, groups, meeting, officials, people • Resume bullet points:

Convoked panels of thought leaders

 

CULL

amass; collect; gather; choose; glean; pick out; select

The new sales manager culled out the weaker performers.

• Resume bullet points: Culled vendors and suppliers who did not fit into value chain relationship

 

EDUCE

Detail and Accuracy

{also use in Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Cognitive Load Management, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Intelligence}

come to conclusion; solve a problem based on thoughtful consideration of facts; derive; evoke

They educed that the world was not flat.

deduce; draw out; elicit; infer

bring out or develop

Collocated with: change, evidence, facts, good, order, reason

 

• Resume bullet points: Educed the need to search internally for job candidates

 

EMEND

correct or edit; remove faults in a scholarly or literary work; improve

Our auditor emended the forms that incorrectly listed us an LLC.

make scholarly corrections in a text

 

ENHANCE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements 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

 

• Resume bullet points: Enhanced the efficiency and effectiveness of in-house training

 

FACILITATE PROBLEM-SOLVING MEETINGS

facilitate, lead, manage, supervise meetings focused on problem-solving agenda

Facilitated problem-solving meetings that led to numerous ideas that were adopted

 

GALVANIZE

GALVANIZE

{also use in Critical Thinking and Social Intelligence}

activate; propel someone or something into sudden action; stimulate

The FDC’s action galvanized the drug industry to form a PAC to lobby against the rules.

INCENTIVIZE

encourage; provide one with a reason to work harder; provide with an incentive

Incentivized employees to continue education with full tuition reimbursement program

 

LAUNCH

begin; commence; dispatch; embark; get underway; hurl; introduce; initial steps; launch release something; let loose something; send off;

shoot; start or kick off something

introduce something; inaugurate; reveal; present; start marketing; unleash; unveil

• Resume bullet points: Launched successful direct mail campaigns in months the experts said are not good for mail campaigns

 

LEVERAGE

control; force; influence; power; pull; weight • Resume bullet points:

Leveraged employees’ strengths

 

MANAGE

be in charge; handle effectively; watch and direct

achieve something; be successful

carry or function

• Resume bullet points: Managed multiple assignments, tasks, and responsibilities

 

MILITATE

have a substantial effect on; weigh heavily on

The sales team militated against altering the compensation plan.

REVAMP

determine training needs; reevaluate

• Resume bullet points: Revamped product training

 

START

not-for-profit organizations

activate; begin; initiate; open up

jump, leap, or jerk in a startled way; make a sudden, involuntary, unexpected movement as if surprised

• Resume bullet points: Started intuitional investment consultancy for not-for-profit organizations

Started small business value chain referral service connecting new business owners with vendors and suppliers seeking to specialize in value

chain relationships

 

SYSTEMATIZE

organize; prioritize; put in place some organized and written plan • Resume bullet points:

Systematized common sense into firm’s policies

TOOK CHARGE

assume command or management; assume control over others; step up when needed

• Resume bullet points: Took charge in crisis situations

 

TROUBLESHOOT

investigate and determine why things did not go according to plan; look into cause of problems

Troubleshot issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, and downsizing

 

UNIFY

{also use in Compassionate and Cross-Cultural Competency}

blend; bring together; federate; merge; tie; solidify; unite

• Resume bullet points:Unified the parts of the value chain

 

WALK THE WALK

WALK THE WALK

actually doing what one says or promises regardless of the consequences or cost

Our mangers walked the walk for their employees.

 

Learn, Grow, Teachable, Willingness to Learn

Learning is the willingness and ability to acquire new or modify existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences.

ABET

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Motivated, and Social

Intelligence}

advocate; assist; back; back up; encourage; espouse; foment; help incite; put up to; sanction; support; urge (especially in wrongdoing)

• Resume bullet points: Abetted the decision to expand globally

 

ABSORB

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

acquire; assimilate; attract; consume; digest; endure; engulf; fascinate; imbibe; inure; sustain; soak up; take in; use up

draw into oneself; grasp; realize; recognize; take in; understand

become captivated, interested, engaged, or preoccupied in; fascinate

• Resume bullet points: Absorbed many new products into line

 

ACCLIMATE

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Novel Adaptive Thinking, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

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

• Resume bullet points: Acclimated easily to most situations

 

ACCLIMATIZE

acclimate; adapt; adjust; become accustomed; get used to; familiarize

The repair team acclimatized before being transported to the South Pole to do repair work.

 

ACKNOWLEDGE

{also use in Accountability, Honesty, Integrity, Outgoing, Professional Demeanor, and Self-Manageable}

accept something as fact or truth; admit; allow; avow; concede; confess; fess up; grant; own up; recognize

answer; react; reply; respond; return

• Resume bullet points: Acknowledged thought leader in business planning

 

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

Sandra adapted to her new role quicker than she expected.

make fit, often by modification

cause something to change for the better

 

• Resume bullet points: Adapted to serve under many different leadership styles

 

AMELIORATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Leadership, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Manageable}

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

• Resume bullet points: The new manual ameliorated for the omission of how to make field repairs.

 

BENCHMARK

BENCHMARK

{also use in Attention to Detail, Design Mind-Set, Learn, Professional Demeanor; HARD SKILLS: Advertising, Branding, PR, Sales, and Marketing; HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

commence; identify and learn from the best business practices; level point of reference; standard; target

 

• Resume bullet points: Benchmarked specifications for systems implementation

 

CEREBRATE

{also use in Intelligence and Professional Demeanor}

consider; ponder; think; use one’s power of mind • Resume bullet points:

Cerebrated with industry thought leaders and top management on strategic issues

 

COALESCE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Social Intelligence, and Team Player}

come together as one; combine; grow together; join; unite

The project management team eventually coalesced around the objectives.

 

CONCEPTUALIZE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, and Leadership}

create an understandable point out of a concept; interpret something from the abstract

• Resume bullet points: Conceptualized the connection of 27 locations by an intranet

 

CONCILIATE

{also use in Outgoing and Politeness}

appease; gain the regard or goodwill by good acts; pacify; reconcile; soothe the anger of; win over

• Resume bullet points:They conciliated rather than sought a settlement.

 

DEDUCE

{also use in Attention to Detail and Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

assume; conclude from evidence; conjecture; figure out; hypothesize; infer; posit; presume; reason; suppose; surmise; suspect; work out

 

• Resume bullet points:The consulting team deduced from its observations that the firm needed to build brand.

 

DELVE

{also use in Intelligence}

dig; examine; explore; inquire; investigate; look into; research; search

dip into; dive; hunt; plunge; reach; rummage

• Resume bullet points: Delved into the use of new technologies

 

EDIFY

EDIFY

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, Compassionate, Intelligence, and Social Intelligence}

educate; enlighten; illuminate; improve; inform; instruct; teach

uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually

(1), (2) The speaker’s message edified and raised the spirits of everyone in attendance.

 

EDUCATE

{also use in Attention to Detail, Communications, and Intelligence}

discipline; edify; inform; impart knowledge; instruct; mentor; teach; train; tutor

develop and train the innate capacities of by schooling or education

provide knowledge in a particular area

• Resume bullet points: Educated the public about nonprofit’s earn revenues

 

EFFECTUATE

{also use in Accuracy and Preciseness and Commitment and Dedication}

bring about; cause or accomplish something; effect

Collocates to: change, goals, intent, necessity, plans, policy, purpose, resources, standards

 

IMBIBE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management and Intelligence}

receive in the mind and retain; soak; steep; take in

Repetition advertising imbibed viewers with slogans, jingles, and themes that were supposed to come into their attention unexpectedly.

 

INSORB

{also use in Social Intelligence}

absorb; incorporate; take in Resume bullet point:

Insorbed multidisciplinary knowledge

 

PERCEIVE

become aware or conscious of through the senses; distinguish; identify; make out; notice; pick out; regard as

notice; observe; remark; see; take in

comprehend; feel; realize; sense

• Resume bullet points: Perceived to be a thought leader

 

Motivated

Motivated is to have or give the ability to do something in a more enthusiastic, interested, and committed way.

 

ABET

Motivated

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Learn, and Social Intelligence}

advocate; assist; back; back up; encourage; espouse; foment; help incite; put up to; sanction; support; urge (especially in wrongdoing)

• Resume bullet points: Abetted the decision to expand globally

 

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 speed of; pick up the pace; speed up; quicken; rush

cause to occur sooner

• Resume bullet points: Accelerated revenues to bottom-line profits

 

ACCOMPLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Drive, Leadership, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Passion and Tenacity, and Work Ethic}

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

• Resume bullet points: Accomplished shift from small regional to global business

 

ACHIEVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Drive and Passion, Education, Leadership, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confidence}

accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; perform; pull off; reach; realize

succeed in doing something

• Resume bullet points: Achieved 30 percent market share in highly competitive industry

 

ACTUALIZE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Common Sense, and Novel and Adaptive Thinking}

make real or actual; realize

fulfill the potential of

• Resume bullet points: Actualized virtual transactions, giving customers a human contact

 

AMASS

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Drive and Passion, Education, and Self-Manageable}

accrue; accumulate; assemble; build up; collect; compile; collect; gather together; hoard; pile up; store up

 

• Resume bullet points: Amassed 75 customer appreciation letters and recommendations

 

BLUE SKY

BLUE SKY

{also use in Cognitive Load Management and Communication}

visionary thinking; out-of-the-box strategic long-range thinking

• Resume bullet points: Blue skied strategic long-term strategy

 

CAJOLE

{also use in Communication}

blandish; coax; entice; flatter; inveigle; soft-soap; sweet-talk; wheedle

• Resume bullet points: Cajoled when necessary

 

CARRY THROUGH

{also use in Reliability, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

persist; put into action; take the most difficult

• Resume bullet points: Carried through on promises and plans

 

CRUSADE

{also use in Risk Tolerant and Self-Confident)

adopt a cause or mission with great enthusiasm and motivation; campaign for which one has placed a high priority; emotional drive to achieve something; take risk or stakes

 

• Resume bullet points: Many volunteers crusaded for their causes.

 

ENERGIZE

boost; give energy; invigorate; strengthen

• Resume bullet points: Energized those around me

 

ENHANCE

{also use in Accomplishment and Achievements and Leadership}

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

• Resume bullet points: Enhanced processes, procedures, and controls of Accounting and Finance Division

 

INVOKE

appeal to; bring up; call up; call upon; compel observance; enforce; pray to; raise; recall; remember

bring into play; bring up; cite; quote; state; use

call up; conjure up; evoke; make reference to; refer to; remind of

• Resume bullet points: Invoked proactive callbacks of products to protect the brand and customer relations

 

MOBILIZE

MOBILIZE

activate; assemble; call up; drum up support for; gather people and resources for something; generate support for something; marshal; muster; organize; rally

• Resume bullet points: Mobilized industry resources to campaign against anti-online bullying

 

MOTIVATE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Creativity, Drive and Passion, and Leadership}

cause; egg on; encourage; incentivize; induce; inspire; prompt; provide with a motive; provoke; stimulate; trigger

• Resume bullet points: Motivated people to achieve their best

 

OVERACHIEVE

{also use in Work Ethic}

do or perform better than expected

• Resume bullet points: Overachieved on most tasks

 

PIONEER

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

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

• Resume bullet points: Pioneered the concept of training network systems engineers in the field

 

New Media Literacy

New media literacy is the ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms and to leverage these media for persuasive communications.

 

ARCHIVE

{also use in Computational Thinking and Reliability}

annals; collection; documentation; files; place or keep records in archive; library store of data

• Resume bullet points: Archived large email and Internet data sources and multi-table joined information

 

AUDIO CONFERENCE

teleconference using only audio to communicate • Resume bullet points:

Audio conferenced AA/BS experience as Senior Producer for Fortune 500 accounts

 

AUTOMATE

computerize; mechanize; program • Resume bullet points:

Automated processes using SSIS or DTS for all business areas

 

BAR CODE

digital inventory; product codes • Resume bullet points:

Bar coded scanner IOS and Android for Web applications

 

BATCH PROCESS

{also use in Data Mind-Set}

process as a single unit or batch in automatic data processing

• Resume bullet points: Batch processed SQL scripting

 

CYBERNATE

{also use in Computer Literate}

control a function, process, or creation by a computer

The IT department cybernated nearly all office functions.

 

DATA MINE

{also use in Computational Thinking}

retrieve facts and information from large databases

• Resume bullet points: Date mined for analysis online usage and customer interaction data using GM’s preferred statistical package, SAS, and GM’s preferred database software, Oracle SQL

 

DEBUG

{also use in Design Mind-Set}

clear up; correct; eliminate errors or malfunctions; fix; mend; repair; restore; service; sort out

• Resume bullet points: Debugged department’s software

 

DRILL DOWN

go deeper for information; look for deeper or more subtle patterns or meaning; perform greater in-depth or subtle analysis of data

• Resume bullet points: Drilled down for more information and patterns to data

 

DROPBOX

{also use in Computer Literate}

connect all of one’s computers by software so that content such as photos, graphics, files, and so on are automatically transferred from one to another. Our remote sales team dropboxed the photos of its small group meetings.

 

E-BARTER

conduct bartering online, usually in a bartering exchange

• Resume bullet points: E-bartered for services and equipment not in budget

 

ENCODE

ENCODE

{also use in Creativity}

transform an idea into a set of symbols during communications process

• Resume bullet points:Encoded customer data in special-purpose binary format

 

ENCRYPT

encipher; encode

add an electronic digital code to software and data being sent over public network to prevent its unauthorized use

• Resume bullet points: Encrypted digital messages for maximum security

 

E-SOURCE

{also use in Computer Literate}

process and tools that electronically allow all activities in digital sourcing process

• Resume bullet points:E-sourced Six Sigma Promotions

 

E-TAIL

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Advertising and Business and Business Sense}

online retail selling and business activities • Resume bullet points:

 E-tailed high-ticket luxury items

 

FACEBOOK

{also use in Communication and HARD SKILLS: Computer Literacy}

connect with someone online on the social network Facebook

Many of our employees in other offices Facebooked each other to hold their own virtual meeting.

 

HOT DESK

allow employees who work outside the office a lot to use any open desk when they come in to the office

• Resume bullet points: Hot desked 100-person office, significantly reducing overhead

 

HYPERLINK

connect or join by a hyperlink to other online sites

Our Web page is hyperlinked to the pages of many of our vendors in our value chain.

 

MICRO PUBLISH

publish in greatly reduced form, especially on microfilm or microfiche

• Resume bullet points:Micro published the hundreds of versions of field manuals

 

NETWORK

{also use in Professional Demeanor and Presence and 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 system of contacts

connect computer hardware in a system designed to support something

• Resume bullet points: Networked with a diverse group of contacts

 

WEBCAST

send content for mass distribution by Internet

The firm’s annual meeting was Webcasted.

 

Novel and Adaptive Thinking

Novel and adaptive thinking is the proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is routine or rule based.

 

ACCLIMATE

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Leadership, Learn, Professional Demeanor, Team Player, and Work Ethic}

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

 

ACCOMPLISH

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Precision, Attention to Detail, Drive, Leadership, Motivated, Passion and Tenacity, and Work Ethic}

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

 

Resume bullet point: Accomplished shift from shift operator to supervisor

 

ACHIEVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attitude, Drive and Passion, Education, Leadership, Motivated, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, Risk Tolerant, and Self-Confidence}

accomplish; attain; complete; conclude; do; finish; get; perform; pull off; reach; realize

succeed in doing something

• Resume bullet points: Achieved professional-level certification for Cisco Service Provider

 

ACTIVATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Commitment and Dedication, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving}

acetify; become active; energize; galvanize; get going; initiate; make active; start; set in motion; set off; stimulate; trigger; turn off

call out militia or military for active duty

• Resume bullet points: Activated backup systems during weather emergencies

 

ACTUALIZE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Common Sense, and Motivated}

make real or actual; realize

to fulfill the potential of

• Resume bullet points: Actualized the career dreams of interns

 

AMELIORATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Creativity, Leadership, Learn, and Self-Manageable}

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

 

 

CHAMPION

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

advocate; back; be a winner; campaign for; crusade for; excel; fight for; stand up for; support; uphold

Sharon championed the new commission plan for the sales team.

 

• Resume bullet points: Championed development of software simulation and modeling methods to assist marketing in determining customer’s “voice”—procedure is now standard operating procedure

 

 

FINDING AND FIXING PROBLEMS

identify problems and propose and implement effective solutions

 

INCENTIVIZE

encourage; provide one with a reason to work harder; provide with an incentive

• Resume bullet points:  Incentivized customer service staff

 

OBVIATE

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

Outgoing, Friendly, and Positive Attitude

 

ACCEDE

{also use in Accountability, Commitment and Dedication, Customer Awareness, Flexibility, and Self-Manageable}

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

 

ACCOMMODATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Compassionate, Cross-Cultural Competency, Customer Awareness, and Flexibility}

  • house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up
  • adapt; be big enough for; contain; have capacity for; hold; reconcile; seat
  • do a favor or a service for someone
  • adjust; become accustomed; familiarize; get used to; make suitable
  • allow for; assist; be of service; consider; find ways to help; oblige

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

 

ACKNOWLEDGE

{also use in Accountability, Honesty and Integrity, Learn, Professional Demeanor, 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

 

ALLY

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency and Social Intelligence}

align; associate; befriend; confederate; friend; helper; join; league;

support

 

AMUSE

absorb; beguile; distract; divert; engross; entertain; interest; keep amused or busy; occupy; recreate

charm; divert; make laugh or smile; please

 

ASSOCIATE

ally; bind; combine; join; unite

friend

 

BUDDY UP

become overly friendly or familiar with someone

join with another person to do things together

 

CONCILIATE

{also use in Learn and Politeness}

appease; gain regard or goodwill by good acts; pacify; reconcile; soothe the anger of; win over

They conciliated rather than sought a settlement.

 

EMPATHIZE

{also use in Social Intelligence}

have compassion; identify with; sympathize; understand

undergo or feel empathy

 

EXALT

aggrandize; demand; dignify; elevate; ennoble; extort; glorify; impose; magnify; raise high in esteem; raise in dignity, status or honor; uplift

heighten the intensity of action or effect of

 

FRATERNIZE

associate; associate with in a brotherly manner; be on friendly terms; have intimate relations; keep company with

 

LAUD

{also use in Accountability, Communications, and Team Player}

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

 

NURTURE

{also use in Compassionate}

cherish; provide extra care and attention in hopes of developing someone or something into full potential

I nurtured my networking contacts.

 

REACH OUT

extend support, help, or a favor to someone in need

Our group reached out to them as soon as we knew about their concerns.

 

 

ENUMERATE

catalog; count off; itemize; list; tally

determine the number of; total

name one by one; specify

(1), (2), (3) The packing list enumerated each of the 300 parts.

 

EVINCE

reveal or indicate the presence of a particular feeling or condition; show plainly

indicate; make manifest without a doubt

(1), (2) The staff evinced during the open staff meetings.

 

EXPATIATE

{also use in Reliability}

  • 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
  • (1-4) Our CEO expatiated at the annual meeting and ran over his time by 1 hour.

 

EXPOUND

expand; explain or interpret; develop; put forward for consideration; set forth point by point; state in detail

The union rep expounded the benefits of a union shop in a full employee meeting.

 

EXTOLL

admire; exalt; glorify; laud; magnify; praise

Jackie’s boss extolled her work during the annual performance review.

 

FACEBOOK

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

connect with someone online on the social network Facebook

Many of our vendors, suppliers, and customers are Facebooked.

 

FACILITATE DISCUSSION

direct, lead, monitor, or guide a group discussion

• Resume bullet points: Facilitated discussion with management about the advantages of telecommuting

 

GLEAN

collect; extract; gather something bit by bit

Jorge gleaned a great deal of customer data from the census.

 

ILLUSTRATE

adorn; clarify; enlighten; explain; make understandable; represent

Our annual report illustrated in graphics our mission and vision.

 

IMPART

bestow a quality; communicate; convey; disclose; divulge; expose; give a

share or portion; inform; instruct; make known; pass on; report; reveal; teach; tell

(1) The CEO imparted the firm’s vision in his annual message.

 

IMPLY

connote; entail; infer; hint; indicate; involve necessarily; point to; mean; purport; signify; suggest without stating directly

Some advertising we used implied certain benefits.

 

INFORM

direct; guide

bring up to date; enlighten; let authorities know; notify; report; tattle; update

(1), (2) The best software packages keep users informed about updates and changes.

 

INNERVE

{also use in Self-Confidence and Social Intelligence}

call to action; provoke; stimulate something

The FDC rules innerved the industry and provoked an emergency meeting of leaders.

 

INTERJECT

butt in; cut in; exclaim; interpose; interrupt; introduce; put or set into between another or other things; speak; throw in

Tom interjected additional thoughts that were not in his prepared notes.

 

INTERVIEW

ask; in query; review question

Sales representatives who have interviewed prospects rather than sell them have experienced much greater success.

 

JUXTAPOSE

two things adjoining and used for comparing; place side by side or close together for purposes of comparison; put side by side to compare

(1) The presenter juxtaposed the buyers resistance and the sellers need to

close.

 

LAUD

{also use in Accountability, Outgoing, and Team Player}

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

Good communicators are lauded for their simple but effective styles.

 

LISTEN

attend; hark; hear; hearken; lend an ear; list; make an effort to hear and understand something; pay attention; respond to advice, request, or command

The people who are considered the best communicators are those who listen before they speak.

 

NOTE

document; jot down; log; make a note of; note down; pay attention; record in writing; record; write down

be aware of; notice; observe; take in; take note of

(1), (2) It is noted when you are considerate and thoughtful.

 

OBJECTIFY

externalize; make objective or concrete; represent an abstraction as if in bodily form

Too many people have objectified digital content.

 

OPINE

discourse; go on; harangue; hold, express, or give an opinion; lecture; orate; preach; rant; stress something; speak out; suppose; think

Sandra opined to the other staff about the compensation plan.

 

 

OPPUNGE

challenge the accuracy, probity of

The external auditors oppunged our accounting records.

 

PARLAY

exploit an asset successfully; take a winning position and stake all on a subsequent effort

talk or negotiate with someone

(1), (2) Our negotiators parlayed the news into a stronger position.

 

PARSE

component parts of a sentence; give out in parts or sections

He parsed the document, so the original meaning was altered.

 

PIQUE

generate curiosity or interest

Once he had piqued my curiosity, there was no turning back.

feeling of annoyance generated as a result of a perceived insult or injustice

excite or arouse; irritate

 

PONTIFICATE

blowhard; brag; express opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way

Don had pontificated on this topic before, so we knew beforehand what to expect.

 

POSTULATE

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Analytical, Research, and Computational}

assume; claim; guess; hypothesize; look for a reason or take for granted without proof; propose; put forward; suggest

• Resume bullet points: Postulated traditional price theories in cycles

 

PRESENT

  • give formally or ceremonially
  • formally introduce someone to someone else
  • put (a show or exhibition) before the public
  • appear formally before others

Resume points: Presented new sales training for companywide sales force of 500 people

 

PROMULGATE

broadcast; circulate; publish or make known; spread; transmit

(1) The company promulgated a written code of ethical conduct.

PROOF make a copy; read for clarity, style, and errors

Harris proofed the copy of the ads that were going to be placed in the magazine.

 

PUBLISH

print; post online; cause to be published

• Resume bullet points: Published online newsletter

 

RUMINATE

{also use in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

chew over; cogitate; contemplate; mull over; ponder; reflect on; think over

mediate; turn over in one’s mind

(1), (2) When alumni got together, they ruminated over bygone days.

 

SCRUTINIZE

{also use in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving}

analyze; dissect; examine carefully; inspect; pore over; search; study

All content on the company Web site was scrutinized for proper protocol.

 

STYLEFLEX

{also use in Computer Literacy}

attempt to adjust one’s communications style to accommodate others; deliberate

Too many people have styleflexed their communications styles.

 

WRITE

compose something • Resume bullet points:

 Wrote six books

 

Compassionate, Caring, Kind, Empathetic

Compassion is the virtue of feeling empathy for the suffering of others.

 

ACCOMMODATE

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

  • house; lodge; provide accommodations; put up
  • adapt; be big enough for; contain; have capacity for; hold; reconcile; seat
  • do a favor or a service for someone
  • adjust; become accustomed; familiarize; get used to; make suitable
  • allow for; assist; be of service; consider; find ways to help; oblige

• Resume bullet points:Accommodated foreign language investors

 

ACQUIESCE

{also use in Accountability, Attitude, Cognitive Load Management, and Social Intelligence}

accept; agree; assent; consent; comply with passively; concur; concede; give in; go along with; submit; yield

The committee members acquiesced to the chairman’s point of order.

 

ADVISE

counsel; direct; give advice; give opinion; recommend; warn

inform; let know; make aware; notify; tell someone what has happened • Resume bullet points:

 Advised individual investors of their options

 

ADVOCATE

{also use in Communication, Self-Manageable, and Reliability}

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

 

• Resume bullet points:Advocated for work sharing

 

ALLAY

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency}

alleviate; calm; dispel; put to rest; relieve; subside

The customer’s concerns were allayed once the replacement piece arrived.

 

ALLEVIATE

lessen; make bearable; relieve

• Resume bullet points:Alleviated investor concerns with record earning three consecutive years

 

ASSENT

{also use in Team Player}

accede; accept; acquiesce; agree; concur; consent

It would have been a different outcome if the vendor had not assented to the terms.

 

ASSIST

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

abet; collaborate; facilitate; help with 

Resume bullet points:Assisted coworkers with social media usage

 

BEFRIEND

behave as a friend to someone

• Resume bullet points:Befriended coworkers transferred from other locations

 

CLOSE RANKS

stand together; unite; work together

Every member of the board closed ranks behind the embattled CEO.

 

COACH

direct; drill; instruct; prepare; teach; train; tutor

• Resume bullet points:Coached young workers on field repairs, saving time and money.

 

COHERE

{also use in Social Intelligence and Team Player}

bond; go together; hold fast; join together

(1) The employees cohered when the news of the merger broke.

 

COUNSEL

{also use in Attitude, Communications, and Social Intelligence}

advise; deliberate; inform • Resume bullet points:

Counseled terminated employees on outplacement benefits

 

COUNTENANCE

approve; encourage; favorably dispose; sanction; support

In the past, fiefdoms and empire building by managers would have never been countenanced.

 

DEVOTE

{also use in Commitment and Dedication}

allocate; allot; apply; bestow; confer; consecrate; dedicate; hallow; lavish

• Resume bullet points:Devoted off-work hours to civic projects

 

EDIFY

{also use in Cognitive Load Management, Communications, Intelligence, Learn, and Social Intelligence}

educate; enlighten; illuminate; improve; inform; instruct; teach

uplift morally, spiritually, or intellectually

(1), (2) The moral counseling sessions edified the workers.

 

ELEVATE

advance; improve; exalt; lift up; raise

  • raise the pitch, tone, or volume
  • raise a person in title, rank, or position
  • raise to a higher intellectual, moral, or spiritual position
  • elate; exhilarate; raise the spirits of

 

• Resume bullet points:Elevated direct reports to greater responsibility whenever possible

 

GAVE

allot; apply; bestow; deliver; distribute; donate; gift; grant; hand off; mete out; offer; present; set aside; transfer; turn over

 

• Resume bullet points:Gave regularly to corporate sponsored charities

 

HELP

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Polite}

abet; aid; assist; benefit; change for the better; improve; succor

• Resume bullet points:Helped establish child care center in company to assist working mothers

 

MENTOR

give assistance in career or business matters; provide advice or guidance • Resume bullet points:

Mentored new and existing sales reps on customer relationship management, solutions selling, and listening skills

 

NURTURE

{also use in Outgoing}

cherish; provide extra care and attention in hopes of developing someone or something into full potential

• Resume bullet points: Nurtured relationships with 200 stakeholders

 

SERVE

{also use in Team Player}

aid; assist; be of use; do services for; help; perform duties; treat in a certain way

The employees volunteered and served as tutors to students.

 

TUTOR

coach; educate; guide; instruct; lecture; mentor; teach; train • Resume bullet points:

 Tutored MBA students

 

UNIFY

{also use in Cross-Cultural Competency and Intelligence}

blend; bring together; federate; merge; solidify; tie; unite

The threat of being acquired unified the workers.

 

Creativity

Creativity is the ability of someone to think in ways that are not bound by rules or previous thoughts. It can result in innovative or different approaches to a particular task or problem.

 

ACCENTUATE

{also use in Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Cognitive Load Management, Commitment and Dedication, Communication, Drive and Passion, Leadership, and Motivated}

  • accent; emphasize; heighten; intensify
  • make more noticeable; play up; stress something
  • mark with an accent

 

• Resume bullet points:Accentuated the visionary character of the firm with advanced Web graphics

 

ACTUATE

{also use in Achievements, Accomplishments, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Customer Awareness, Leadership, and Risk Tolerant}

activate; arouse to action; motivate; put into motion; start; trigger

• Resume bullet points: Actuated the reserve contingency of $2 million to keep a plant open during the recession of 2009

 

ADAPT

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Attention to Detail, Commitment and Dedication, Common Sense, Cross-Cultural Competency, Flexibility, Learn, HARD SKILLS: Engineering and R&D}

  • 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 a multichannel marketing approach and doubled sales in less than a year

 

AMELIORATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Accountability, Accuracy and Preciseness, Attention to Detail, Leadership, Learn, Novel and Adaptive Thinking, and Self-Manageable}

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

 

ANIMATE

give life to; give sprit and support to; quicken

The new CEO was more animated, and the staff found it easier to communicate with her.

 

 

ARRANGE

{also use in Accountability and HARD SKILLS: Administrative and Organizational}

array; authorize; catalogue; classify; fix; order; organize; position; set up

make plans for something to be done

• Resume bullet points:Arranged to have all the top field salespeople meet once a year

 

ARRAY

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

gamut; place in an orderly arrangement; set out for display or use

marshal troops; parade; place an order

• Resume bullet points:The products in the booth were arrayed in a way that visitors could easily trial them.dress in fine or showy attire

 

AUTHOR

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and Communications}

create; pen; scribe; source; write

• Resume bullet points:Authored the firm’s first guidelines on social media

 

BACKCAST

describe something or sometime in the past without having seen or experienced it; reconstruct past events on the basis of the study of events or other evidence

Our game designers backcasted certain events to provide some realism to the game.

 

CARVE OUT

cut; choose; divide; slice

• Resume bullet points:Carved out niche markets for special products

 

CATEGORIZE

{also use in Accountability, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, and Critical Thinking}

assort; catalog; classify; list; separate

• Resume bullet points: Categorized and prioritized investment options for the board finance committee

 

CIRCUMVENT

{also use in Risk Tolerant}

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

We circumvented the obstacles of international shipping by producing in local countries.

 

CREATE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements}

bring about; build; cause to come into being; compose; design; give rise to; produce

• Resume bullet points:Created the firm’s first social media resource strategy, increasing the brand’s presence worldwide

 

CUSTOMIZE

{also use in Committed and Dedication and Engineering, Research, and Development}

design, build, or fit according to individualized specifications

• Resume bullet points:Customized unique landing pages for repeat visitors to the Website

 

DEPICT

{also use in Accountability, Cognitive Load Management, and Communications}

describe; get a picture of; give a picture of; illustrate; represent; picture in words; portray; present a lifelike image; represent; show

We depicted our products in their actual use.

 

DESCANT

talk freely without inhabitation

Our customers descanted in our regular open panels.

 

DESIGN

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

  • aim; contrive; devise; 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 fundraising goals and strategies in conjunction with the board’s leadership

 

DEVISE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements and HARD SKILLS:

Engineering and Research and Development}

conceive; concoct; contrive; create; design; develop; formulate; imagine or guess; invent; plan; plot; sot up; think up; work out or create something

 

• Resume bullet points: Devised a company-wide car pool plan that reduced the number of cars in the parking lot by 25 percent, thus reducing emissions and saving fuel costs for many workers

 

ENCODE

{also use in New Media Literacy}

transform an idea into a set of symbols during communications process

• Resume bullet points: Encoded customer data in special-purpose binary format

 

ENKINDLE

arouse into action; burn; excite; get something going; ignite; incite; set aflame

• Resume bullet points:Enkindled passion to succeed

 

ENVISAGE

create a mental picture; envision; foresee; form an image in the mind; imagine; visualize

confront; face

• Resume bullet points:Envisaged that if you can see it, you can do it

 

EPITOMIZE

abbreviate; abridge; represent; review; serve as the image of; synopsize

be the symbolic representation of; make or be an epitome of

• Resume bullet points: Epitomized the work ethic

 

INFUSE

{also use in Accountability)

imbue; inculcate; ingrain; inspire; instill; introduce

teach a body of knowledge or perspective

fill; permeate; pervade; suffuse, brew; immerse; saturate; soak; souse; steep 

• Resume bullet points:Infused with unwavering belief in internal locus of control

 

INNOVATE

{also use in Engineering, R&D}

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

Resume bullet point: Innovated Led On-Line (ILO) format for training 3,000 global employees, improving the quality for the training experience lowering training costs by 15 percent

 

INSPIRE

{also use in Social intelligence}

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

• Resume bullet points:  Inspired by my dreams

 

INTERLARD

intersperse; diversify; mix together

Interlarded with new product development plans are loose concepts and other partially conceived ideas that someday may become new products.

 

PIONEER

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

first to develop new ideas or concepts; lead the way

• Resume bullet points: Pioneered the use of 3-D printing

 

PROTOTYPE

{also use in HARD SKILLS: Business and Business Sense}

create models and replicas of what is to be produced; think of or design a new product

• Resume bullet points:  Prototyped products for customers

 

REVIVIFY

to put new attitude, life, or vigor into a cause; revive

• Resume bullet points:

Revivified the truth in advertising concept by creating and overseeing the industries’ campaign to back up all advertising claims, which led to significant increases in consumer confidence

 

SOLVE

{also use in Accomplishments and Achievements, Design Mind-Set, and Accounting and Finance}

find a solution; settle, provide or find a suitable answer to a problem 

• Resume bullet points:

Solved many problems that limited firm’s growth in productivity with creative, out-of-the-box solutions

 

VISUALIZE

create mental impression or image of something; dream of; envisage; image; picture; see in one’s mind’s eye; think about

• Resume bullet points:

Visualized the solutions to many issues and problems before