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07/14/13
“Developed” in Technical and Business Resumes and CVs
Filed under: Recent Posts, Public Relations docs
Posted by: site admin @ 1:29 pm

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
service.

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.

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