When preparing for a job interview, it’s important to choose phrases, verbs, and adjectives that make a positive impression on the interviewer. Use positive words like organized, proactive, motivated, and passionate to describe yourself. Use action verbs like initiated, achieved, and collaborated to describe your accomplishments and responsibilities in previous positions. When discussing your skills, use phrases like „I have a proven track record,” or „I am confident in my ability to…” These types of language will help convey your professionalism, confidence, and competence to the interviewer, and increase your chances of landing the job.
Study the list of personal qualities below that you can use in your CV or in an interview:
|active approach||comfortable with demanding sales targets||problem-solver|
|critical thinker||detailed, conscientious and thorough||decisive|
|effective coordinator||composed, mature and confident||entrepreneurial and proactive|
|great interpersonal skills||financially savvy||focused on quality|
|good team player||adaptable and flexible||high level of competence in …|
|upbeat attitude||reliable and depenable||results-oriented|
When asked to describe your experience and skills it’s worthwhile using action verbs which refer to activities or tasks you performed at your job position.
Study the list of action verbs below:
|MANAGEMENT SKILLS||administered, assigned, chaired, contracted, delegated, developed, directed, evaluated, organised, oversaw, planned, prioritized, scheduled, supervised|
|COMMUNICATION SKILLS||addressed, corresponded, drafted, edited, formulated, influenced, interpreted, lectured, mediated, moderated, negotiated, promoted, reconciled, spok, wrote|
|RESEARCH SKILLS||clarified, collected, diagnosed, examined, extracted, reviewed, surveyed|
|TECHNICAL SKILLS||assembled, built, calculated, computed, designed, devised, engineered, maintained, operated, overhauled, remodeled, repaired, solved, upgraded|
|TEACHING SKILLS||adapted, adviseed, coached, communicated, coordinated, enabled, encouraged, explained, facilitated, instructed, set goals|
|FINANCIAL SKILLS||administered, allocated, analyzed, appraised, audited, balanced, budgeted, forecast, projected|
|CREATIVE SKILLS||acted, conceptualized, created, established, fashioned, illustrated, integrated, invented, originated, performed, revitalized, shaped|
|CLERICAL SKILLS||approved, arranged, catalogued, classified, collected, compiled, dispatched, executed, generated, implemented, inspected, purchased, retrieved, screened, systematized, tabulated, validated|
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