Who has heard of Luis von Ahn?
If you have not heard of him you are likely to be one of
the “more than 1 billion people who have helped digitize
the printed word by using reCAPTCHA” that an Economist
technology quarterly article describes of this innovative
Guatamalian immigrant who has “developed” a series of
useful Internet-based systems to bring people together
to do useful work. His latest “development” results
in a company, Duolingo, that simultaneously teaches
another language while also providing a translation
Developed (and development) shows up a couple times
in the last paragraph and we get different levels of
understanding what it means depending upon the
context and our background.
The same is true when we used “develop” in resumes
and CVs. In this contributions we offer a host of
more precise synonyms that should be used in
place of develop...
accelerated achieved assessed
assigned authored awarded
built characterized codified
combined completed conceived
converted created decreased
defined delivered designed
differentiated directed documented
drove enhanced established
expanded fabricated generated
identified improved increased
launched led mapped
modeled negotiated partnered
performed planned predicted
prepared produced recruited
reduced removed reorganized
replaced restored scaled
synthesized trained upgraded
It is valuable to express your ideas using precise
and if possible keywords that are used in specific fields.
I am sure there are others that are more precise than
develop. Please send them in. Thanks.