Useful adjectives and phrases

Don’t just list make a list of adjectives

A CV that begins “I am a hard worker; able to take instructions and work on my own initiative. I am punctual and a great communicator” will not impress an employer as it is just your own opinion of yourself.

An employer wants to have examples and to know that you understand why these attributes  are important.

Lets take a list of words

  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Dedicated
  • Helpful
  • Punctual
  • Team worker

You could say:

With my NVQ level two in Childcare and recent experience at a Children’s Centre I am a confident childcare worker. Dedicated to helping children fulfil their potential, I make sure I am there early each day to prepare creative sessions and work with the whole team to create a safe and secure environment where children can develop.

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