The top 10 CV science buzzwords

Employers are inundated with applications for every role they advertise, putting greater emphasis on producing a great CV or application. So what is the best way to make your CV stand out against the competition? CK Science has identified some of the best new global CV buzzwords that you should use in your CV or application forms to help you find your perfect science job.

These top 10 competencies and their associated keywords can be used to support your core skills and experiences when completing application forms and tailoring CV’s.


  • Interested, driven, inspired, moved, stirred, encouraged, enthused, striving


  • Fervent, ardent, zealous, avid, obsessive, vehement, impassioned, enthusiastic


  • Original, imaginative, inspired, artistic, inventive, resourceful, ingenious, innovative, productive


  • Ambitious, determined, single-minded, motivated, focused, compelled, energetic


  • Knowledgeable, skilled, practiced, qualified, expert, proficient, skilful


  • Accountable, answerable, dependable, conscientious, trustworthy, reliable, sensible


  • Planned, tactical, considered, calculated, deliberate, purposeful

Track record

  • Record, background, history, highest achievement, reputation, profile


  • Structured, logistic, managerial, loyal, dedicated, trust, reliable


  • Specialist, authority, professional, whizz, connoisseur

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