Describing Past Job Roles Effectively
Figuring out how to explain on your resume what you accomplished at your past positions can be difficult. Follow our tips for describing your past job roles effectively. Start by looking back on all your past experiences and think about what specific job roles you embodied. What did an average day’s work include? What special projects did you work on? Next, think about a professional and impressive way to explain what you came up with. The list of verbs below can give you a head start on how to accurately and eloquently explain what you achieved while working in your past roles. By using these verbs you are actively expressing to employers what skills you earned by completing your job tasks.
disseminated, explained, influenced, interpreted, mediated, planned, presented, proposed, reported, research, promoted, translated, wrote
conceived, designed, developed, devised, established, illustrated, imagined, improvised, improved, originated, invented, performed, updated, visualized
accounted, allocated, audited, balanced, budgeted, calculated, estimated, forecasted, formulated, invested, projected
advised, assisted, counseled, encouraged, facilitated, helped, guided, listened
achieved, administered, assigned, chaired, coached, coordinated, delegated, directed, evaluated, governed, initiated, implemented, judged, led, managed, motivated, negotiated, persuaded, produced, scheduled, supervised
adjusted, determined, diagnosed, examined, executed, identified, planned, recommended, reconciled, reviewed, selected, verified
assessed, compared, compiled, defined, drafted, interviewed, organized, solved, summarized
assembled, built, engineered, inspected, installed, maintained, mapped, operated, programs, repaired, tested
demonstrated, evaluated, instructed, taught, trained
completed, interacted, introduced, joined, prepared, utilized
Alongside these tips for describing past job roles, you can learn more from CalAgJobs about how to best present your resume.