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You are so much more than just ‘creative' and ‘passionate’ Honey! Time to get rid of words such as ‘creative’, ‘passionate’, ‘team player’ and ‘hardworking’ to describe yourself on your CV. They are so basic! Powerful and emotive language is a sure-fire way to create an engaging read for an employer. We need to make you shine and keep the employer engaged with unique and industry-relevant language.

Here are some alternative words and ways to describe yourself:⁣ 

Imaginative
Conceptual
Curious
Analytical
Collaborative
Powerful
Resilient
Tenacious
Forward-thinking
Innovative
Self-starter
Industrious
Skilful
Resourceful
Energetic
Eager
Self-confident
Adaptable
Savvy
Communicative
Diligent
Meticulous
Confident
Vibrant
Accomplished
Intuitive
Ambitious
Consistent
Decisive
Pragmatic
Practical
Tech-savvy
Tactful
Unique
Strategic 
Dynamic
 
Powerful Word Swaps:
Attention to detail > A careful eye / meticulous eye
Team player > Collaborative
Love > An affection for
Creative > Imaginative
Passionate > Impassioned
Hardworking > Deeply engaged
Concepts > Creative solutions
Skills > Technical vocabulary
Modern > Zeitgeist approach
Motivated > Driven
Show > Tell a story visually
 
Creative Terms: 
Personal design philosophy
Imaginative and creative approach
Conceptual and commercial
Demands and needs of the fashion industry
From concept to the final conception
Strategic decision-making
Visionary fashion thought maker
Transform ideas into concepts
Wide range of mediums
Effectively communicate
Contemporary landscape
The emergence of trends, methodologies and factors 
Through contextual research
Interpret fashion 
Creative, strategic and practical skills
Fashion trends and cultural contexts
Practically demonstrate
Design collateral
Content creation
Brand vision
Understanding of the target audience
Contribute ideas
Understand the brand's voice
Develop sound solutions through collaboration
Solid experience
Strong understanding of typography
Familiar/savvy with digital technologies
Creative solutions and new ideas
A natural curiosity 
Create innovative experiences and ideas
Insightful and interested
Current culture and trends
Wide range of mediums including print and digital
Digital solutions
Print solutions
 
Handy Words:
Creative process
Flourish
Conceptual
Professional
Communicative
Mindful
Storytelling
Analysis
Align
Identify
Assist
Oversaw
Influence
Insightful
Interpret
Atmosphere
Knowledge
Outstanding expertise 
 
Aside to these powerful words and terms, there are two other secret places to find suitable words and terms for your CV, Cover Letter, emails, website...
 
1. JOB DESCRIPTION
It's no secret that using the job description is your blueprint for vocab success! Remember it's not just the job description from the role you are applying to, but other existing job descriptions online too! Check out all levels from intern to senior. See this FYI post on it here.
 
2. UNI COURSE DESCRIPTION
Like the above, check out your Uni course description and other existing ones too! This will help you to describe what you have undertaken at Uni and give you even more major vocab inspo! 
 

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