27 Sep 2021

Phrases by Industry to Help with CV Prep

Using the right Phrases and Keywords on your CV, Cover Letter and during the whole application process can really help you to find success. We don't want to sound robotic, but at the same time using the right phrases can look very professional.

Here are some examples of sentences that really help to showcase your skills:

Customer service: Exceptional at dealing with customers and problem solving. Winner of two customer service awards in the past 12 months. Reduced customer complaints overall by 30% within my first year of employment.

Leader and high performer: Successfully captained my local football team to a first ever league title. I was voted player of the year for the past two seasons. Consistently got results and motivated team members to perform to the best of their ability.

Proactive: Learned Java Script in my spare time through an online training course on weekends. Extremely focused on continuing to upskill and increasing my market value.

Forward thinker and innovative: Proven track record of finding new product solutions. Proactively sought new systems to improve the aftersales process at *COMPANY NAME* which resulted in a 55% increase in repeat business.

Excellent communicator: Managed dispute resolutions successfully for small and medium enterprises by proactively understanding and empathising with all parties to find solutions.

High achiever: Completed my undergraduate studies with an average assessment result of 80%. Achieved perfect attendance during my final two years of university.

Problem solver: Lead a team of 5 people at *COMPANY NAME* to successfully complete a process improvement overhaul which focused entirely on becoming a paperless business. The project objective was reached a month before deadline.

As a resource we have Phrases that you can copy and paste into your CV Template for every industry.

Here is an example below for phrases that are more specific to one section - in this case Education;

  • Committed to promoting literacy in the local area by supporting reading programs and other adult education initiatives.
  • Able to inspire, comfort and build self-esteem, while demonstrating sound work ethics, cultural sensitivity/diversity, flexibility and creativity.
  • Possess a strong track record in improving test scores and teaching effectively.
  • Ability to be a team player and resolve problems and conflicts professionally.
  • Have the ability to communicate complex information in a simple and entertaining manner.
  • Committed to helping university students develop their full potential in their studies.
  • Strong philosophy of teaching, and knowledge of many different methods to motivate students to develop their expertise in specific areas.
  • Planned and taught curriculums for primary and secondary school students and organised a variety of school choir performances.
  • Well organised and able to develop positive relationships with parents, students and teachers to ensure success of students and school.
  • Possesses outstanding presentation and communication skills that enrich and enlighten students from all backgrounds.
  • Possess a positive and effective teaching style with the willingness to work above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Self-motivated and deeply committed to creating a dynamic and supportive learning environment.
  • Extensive experience in the education environment as a student-centric instructor, academic facilitator and instructional coach.
  • Inspirational mentor and motivator, reliable, respected for setting and maintaining high standards and instilling confidence in students to succeed.
  • Adept with innovative instructional methods and technology.
  • Encourages students to develop emotionally, socially, and academically, according to their individual needs.
  • Possessing a strong commitment to the development of students while providing an engaging, safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Experienced with implementing motivational incentives to significantly improve student achievement.
  • Loving and compassionate toward childrens, with the ability to administer discipline effectively when necessary.
  • Exhibit particular expertise in the creation, implementation and coordination of lifelong learning programs.
  • Dynamic, team player with a proven track record in collaborating with the school community, maintaining excellence in education and creating safe, inclusive spaces
  • Inspirational tutor and meticulous examiner, with a strong ability for encouraging individual growth.
  • Highly flexible and collaborates well with others for the advancement of student goals.
  • Provide warm, accepting teaching environments that promote learning through all instructional developmental areas such as intellectual, physical and social-emotion.
  • Maintains an excellent ability to establish and develop productive rapport with children and parents.
  • Strong command of curriculum design, lesson integration, and student development.
  • Uses an effective variety of specialist teaching techniques to make lessons fun and enjoyable.
  • Equally effective whether performing independently or as a member of a teaching team.
  • Outstanding communication skills, remaining patient and warm at all times with students, parents and school staff.
  • Proven record of successfully instructing and motivating students to develop the knowledge and proficiencies necessary to produce significant achievement improvements as evidenced by test scores.

Check out a link to a Basic CV Template HERE

You can download a copy of the CV Template and save to your laptop or device. Then click on the relevant industry type below to find prepared phrases that will help you to customise you CV Template. You can copy, paste and edit these phrases where applicable.

Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Computing and Information Technology

Construction & Building

Creative, Arts & Crafts

Education & Academic

Engineering & Maintenance

Fitness & Leisure

Hair & Beauty


Hospitality, Catering & Tourism

Human Resources & Recruitment

Manufacturing & Production

Retail, Sales & Customer Service

Marketing & Advertising

Motor Industry

Sales Industry



Social Care

Transport & Logistics



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