The best CV buzzwords for clinical professionals

There are a number ‘feel good’ buzzwords or phrases that you should use on your CV or application form to help you get that perfect clinical job.

The following competencies and associated keywords may help you when putting together a CV or application form:


Advised, co-operated, counselled, facilitated, guided, managed, negotiated, participated, presented, supervised.


Implemented, Improved, instigated, interpreted, initiated, inspired, introduced, investigated, account for, resolved, executed.

Taking the Initiative

Created, designed, developed, devised, directed, established, formulated, innovated, motivated, negotiated, organised, originated, lead, innovation, instigate.

Coping with change

Conscientious, consistent, controlled, coped, dealt with, efficient, managed, performed, meticulous, participated.


Accomplished, achieved, co-ordinated, created, developed, formulated, revitalised, recommended.

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