Resume Synonyms for Created

Want another word for Created to use on your resume? Our team's compiled the most effective action verbs and synonyms you can use instead of the overused resume phrase, "Created".

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Compiled by: Kimberley Tyler-Smith
Senior Hiring Manager
20+ Years of Experience

Hiring managers like people who can get creative — and, more importantly, convert that creativity into results. If you’re creative and have accomplished things using your creativity on your resume, you might use the word “Created” on your resume, whether that’s in the context of creating designs, creating project plans or creating marketing materials.

Created is generally a good word to use on your resume — it shows hiring managers you have initiative and can create new things from scratch. But, like any phrase on your resume, you shouldn’t use it over and over again. Repetition reduces your resume’s impact and makes it harder for your achievements to stand out.

Instead, vary up your language and use synonyms for Created that are more specific to the job you want and show hiring managers different skill sets. For example, instead of saying you “Created customer satisfaction survey…,” say you “Implemented” the survey.

Small tweaks like using the right synonyms — instead of repeating ones you’ve already used — will make your resume more engaging to hiring managers and better highlight your creativity and initiative skills.

I've compiled some synonyms you can use instead of Created on your resume, followed by real examples I've written for clients (feel free to use them!).

Resume Synonyms for Created:

  • Employed
  • Adopted
  • Mobilized
  • Applied
  • Deployed
  • Exerted
  • Restored
  • Revived
  • Adapted
  • Assembled
  • Calculated
  • Computed
  • Conserved
  • Converted
  • Determined
  • Fabricated

How to replace Created with a stronger action verb:

Let's look at examples of how you can remove and replace the overused phrase, Created, with a stronger synonym and alternative that is more effective at highlighting your achievements.

Before: Weak example using Created

Created new employee corporate social responsibility program

After: Using a stronger synonymSpearheaded development and implementation of new employee corporate social responsibility program, leading to 4x more participation.

Replacing Created with Established

Before: Created

Created a new business development strategy

After: EstablishedEstablished a robust business development strategy that propelled a 30% revenue increase within 1 year and attracted two major clients.

I replaced 'created' with 'established' to portray the applicant as an authority initiating something foundational. Additionally, quantifying the significant business impact further strengthens the applicant's argument.

Tip: I've prepared a ton of additional examples for you to give you inspiration. Please click on any of the following to expand and see real examples of how I've rewritten client bullet points.

How to use these synonyms in practice

We've put together an infographic to give you more examples of how to put this into practice. Note the use of strong action verbs instead of words like Created.

More resume bullet point samples that use strong synonyms

How to use Performed on a resume:

Performed financial analysis to evaluate public and private financing alternatives to strengthen client's balance sheet.

How to use Managed on a resume:

Managed a 10-member cross-functional (engineering, product, sales, support) team and coordinated with five business partners towards the successful launch of an e-commerce website.

How to use Analyzed on a resume:

Analyzed industry trends in the automobile sector and presented long and short equity investment ideas for 12 large-cap stocks that outperformed the Bloomberg sector benchmark by 7% in 2014..

How to use Collaborate on a resume:

Collaborate with developers and product management team to assess project outcomes and prioritize future app features.

How to use Conducted on a resume:

Conducted the due diligence of three retailers for a private equity investor with potential EBITDA impact of $200MM+ by 2020; developed customer acquisition strategy across channels.

How to use Reduced on a resume:

Reduced time to render the video by 75% by implementing prediction algorithm and delayed graphics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for Created on a resume?

You can say Revived, Conserved or Determined instead of Created.

What is a better word for Created on a resume?

Words like Created are overused on resumes. Instead, you should use other phrases like Assembled, Mobilized, Fabricated, Deployed, Employed or Conserved.

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