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Word Bank of Business Terms

Here is a handout with a list of words, phrases, and phrasal verbs that will be useful for your business writing and resume writing:

Useful Business-Related Terms

accomplishment (s)

advancement

benefit

business card

client

colleague/coworker

a contact

conference

docket

employer

experience

expertise

interests

leading question

meeting

method

networking

opportunity

process

professional

recruiter

referral

seminar

shareholder(s)

skill

stockholder(s)

strengths

supervisor

target market

teamwork

telecommute

transferrable

unique

webinar

Useful Business Phrases and Phrasal Verbs

 

to avoid duplicating

to be awarded(something)

to be an expert on/in (something)

to be involved in(something, ex: project, to be a professional

to be professional about (something)

to change direction (on

to check in on (something)

to circle around

to complete (something)

to complete the circle

contact (someone) about (something)

to coordinate (something)

to cut costs

to develop (something)

to duplicate (something)

to emphasize (something)

to expand (something)

a follow up

follow up on (something)

to fund (something)

to gather/share information about/on (something)

to have a position on (something)

to have/take a lead on (something)

to initiate (something)

to interest (someone) in (something)

to manage (someone or something)

mutual relationship

to pitch (something)

to play a role in (something)

in regard to (something)   (to be) relevant committee)

to research (something)

retaining customers

efforts to stay on track

to streamline (something)

to take a step toward (something)

to target (something)

technical skills

to touch base on/about (something)
work ethic

to write (something)

to write to (someone) about(something)

Useful Skills

analyzing data

attention to detail

to be an expert on/in (something)

to be involved in (something ex: project, committee)

budgeting expenses

coordinating events

corresponding with others

creating new ideas

delegating responsibility

enthusiasm

to facilitate (something) (ex: discussion, meeting, workshop)

handling complaints

to have/take a lead on (something)

honesty

interpreting languages

interviewing

investigating problems

managing/supervising projects & meetings mediating between people
motivating others
negotiation skills

organization skills (people & tasks)

performing well under stress

persuading others

to pitch (something)

planning skills (agendas, events, etc.)

to play a role in (something)

promoting and Marketing skills

recruiting skills

resourcefulness

selling skills

speaking in public

to stay on track

to take a step

writing skills

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