Resume Synonyms for Helped

Want another word for Helped 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, "Helped".

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

Recruiters value candidates who take the initiative, and seeing that you've 'helped' your past employers can be positive for them. It indicates that you are a self-starter who can be relied upon in a pinch. It also shows that you have experience working with others and collaborating on projects, which is essential for any role in your professional life.

Yet, because it is vague and non-specific, you should avoid using the word helped when describing your experience. It does not provide enough detail about the action you took or how you were able to help someone else.

It is better to use action verbs that describe what kind of help was given and how much effort was put into performing that task. Describe your experience more specifically with words such as 'resolved,' 'increased,' or—depending on the type of work you do—'improved.'

Using other words for 'helped' that are more specific will provide the recruiter with a better idea of your skills and abilities necessary to do the job.

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

Resume Synonyms for Helped:

  • Co-authored
  • Liaised
  • Facilitated
  • Administered
  • Scheduled
  • Compiled
  • Enabled
  • Improved
  • Increased
  • Resolved
  • Upgraded
  • Advised
  • Expedited
  • Guided
  • Reduced
  • Recommended
  • Counselled
  • Enhanced
  • Simplified
  • Assembled

How to replace Helped with a stronger action verb:

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

Before: Weak example using Helped

Helped to launch new product features by getting involved in user-testing focus groups

After: Using a stronger synonymConducted 25+ user-testing focus groups leading to 3 new product features in 6 months.

Replacing Helped with Transformed

Before: Helped

Helped in the rebranding of the company website.

After: TransformedTransformed the company's old website, introducing modern user interfaces, resulting in 2X increase in organic site traffic within 3 months.

By changing from vague 'helped' to the specific action verb 'transformed', we drive home the point that the candidate was instrumental in the rebranding. Additionally, the measurable outcome further strengthens their impact.

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 Helped.

More resume bullet point samples that use strong synonyms

How to use Promoted on a resume:

Promoted to Associate Consultant in 2 years (1 year in advance); the only member in a cohort of 45 Analysts to be fast-tracked.

How to use Prepared on a resume:

Prepared a 100 page pitch book summarizing findings and presented analysis to managing directors.

How to use Built on a resume:

Built complete investment pitch books for 4 deals at advanced stages and liaised with 12 prospective international co-investors.

How to use Developed on a resume:

Developed a prototype to identify key influencers on Twitter using clustering techniques over 100,000 data points in Python.

How to use Led on a resume:

Led five developers to establish client's ERP system; identified $1.5MM in cost savings, and secured $1MM+ in additional work for Accenture.

How to use Overhauled on a resume:

Overhauled the company's website by increasing graphics usage by 50% and mobile responsiveness by 100%; generated 70% more leads via email capture forms, reduced bounce rate by 20%.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for Helped on a resume?

If you're looking for another word to use in place of Helped, consider using one of these stronger alternatives:

  • Improved
  • Resolved
  • Reduced
  • Recommended
  • Administered
  • Increased

What is a better word for Helped on a resume?

Here are some synonyms for commonly repeated words, like Helped, I see on resumes:

  • Advised
  • Upgraded
  • Improved
  • Administered
  • Compiled
  • Co-authored

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