Are you preparing your CV? Frankly, the same tired old words hiring managers have heard over and over, such as “do”, “make”, etc. They’ve lost a lot of their meaning and don’t do much to show off your accomplishments. If you want to update your resume, switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes.


1. Do



I worked with the development team and tried to implement those ideas.


Carry out

Carried out a new system to better serve customers.


2. Make



Designed PowerPoint presentations on best customer service practices.



Developed a photo editing program in partnership with an American expert.


3. Lead



Coordinated the whole Christmas campaign with the PR team.



Oversaw the daily operations of a wind power plant.


4. Help



Assisted veterinarians in the care of animals.



Provided administrative duties when needed.