Cover Letter - Dynamic verbs to use when applying for a job

Are you looking for a new job? Are you sick of applying for jobs that you don't get an interview for? Using convincing language in your cover letter is a simple trick to get your application shortlisted for an interview. 

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How to use convincing language in your cover letter

To engage your reader, and grab their attention, your cover letter and resume should include action oriented, convincing language.

What are dynamic verbs? Dynamic verbs are the only verbs that can be shown in progressive tenses because they are the only verbs that are capable of change—activities or events which start and finish. They describe actions we do or things that happen. Below are some common dynamic verbs

Dynamic verb list 

 Current tense

  • Achieving 
  • Adapting 
  • Administering
  • Advertising
  • Advising
  • Aiding
  • Analysing
  • Applying
  • Approving
  • Assembling
  • Assessing
  • Assisting
  • Authorising
  • Buying
  • Budgeting
  • Building
  • Calculating
  • Classifying
  • Collaborating
  • Collecting
  • Combining
  • Communicating
  • Comparing
  • Compiling
  • Computing
  • Concentrating
  • Conducting
  • Constructing
  • Consulting
  • Contacting
  • Contributing
  • Controlling
  • Cooperating
  • Coordinating
  • Creating
  • Debugging
  • Deciding
  • Defining
  • Delegating
  • Delivering
  • Demonstrating
  • Describing
  • Designing
  • Developing
  • Diagnosing
  • Directing
  • Displaying
  • Directing
  • Drafting
  • Drawing
  • Editing
  • Ensuring
  • Establishing
  • Integrating
  • Investigating
  • Launching
  • Leading
  • Maintaining
  • Managing
  • Marketing
  • Modeling
  • Modifying
  • Managing
  • Marketing
  • Modifying
  • Negotiating
  • Operating
  • Outlining
  • Overhauling
  • Participating
  • Performing
  • Pinpointing
  • Planning
  • Preparing
  • Presenting
  • Producing
  • Reducing
  • Reorganising
  • Resolving
  • Restoring
  • Revamping
  • Reviewing
  • Sampling
  • Scheduling
  • Selecting
  • Servicing
  • Setting
  • Simplifying
  • Selling
  • Solving
  • Seeking
  • Screaming
  • Speaking
  • Streamlining
  • Scratching
  • Summarising
  • Supervising
  • Studying
  • Sweeping
  • Surveying
  • Teaching
  • Testing
  • Training
  • Translating
  • Treating
  • Troubleshooting
  • Updating
  • Past tense

  • Achieved
  • Adapted 
  • Administered
  • Advertised
  • Advised
  • Aided
  • Analysed
  • Applied
  • Approved
  • Assembled
  • Assessed
  • Assisted
  • Authorised
  • Bought
  • Budgeted
  • Built
  • Calculated
  • Classified
  • Collaborated
  • Collected
  • Combined
  • Communicated
  • Compared
  • Compiled
  • Computed
  • Concentrated
  • Conducted
  • Constructed
  • Consulted
  • Contacted
  • Contributed
  • Controlled
  • Cooperated
  • Coordinated
  • Created
  • Debugged
  • Decided
  • Defined
  • Delegated
  • Delivered
  • Demonstrated
  • Described
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Diagnosed
  • Directed
  • Displayed
  • Directed
  • Drafted
  • Drew
  • Edited
  • Ensured
  • Established
  • Integrated
  • Investigated
  • Launched
  • Lead
  • Maintained
  • Managed
  • Marketed
  • Modeled
  • Modified
  • Managed
  • Marketed
  • Modified
  • Negotiated
  • Operated
  • Outlinined
  • Overhauled
  • Participated
  • Performed
  • Pinpointed
  • Planned
  • Prepared
  • Presented
  • Produced
  • Reduced
  • Reorganised
  • Resolved
  • Restored
  • Revamped
  • Reviewed
  • Sampled
  • Scheduled
  • Selected
  • Serviced
  • Set
  • Simplified
  • Sold
  • Solved
  • Sought
  • Screamed
  • Spoke
  • Streamlined
  • Scratched
  • Summarised
  • Supervised
  • Studied
  • Swept
  • Surveyed
  • Taught
  • Tested
  • Trained
  • Translated
  • Treated
  • Troubleshooted
  • Updated

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