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Hello,

Firstly, I'm not sure if I should post this one in vocabulary or in grammar, so my apologies if I posted in the wrong forum.

I am looking to say in my personal profile (CV) that thanks to my proactive attitude, I have been given more and more responsibilities as time goes... But I have a small dilemna regarding the appropriate phrasing to use...

Should I say:
In addition, my proactive attitude allowed me to take responsibilities and to develop my organisational and team working skills.
or
In addition, my proactive attitude allowed me to take on new responsibilities and to develop my organisational and team working skills.

Both sounds ok in my French mind but I do believe that the first one is correct.
So which one do you reckon I should you? Or should I use another sentence?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers,
Ludo
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Hi,

In addition, my proactive attitude allowed me to take responsibilities and to develop my organisational and team working skills.
or
In addition, my proactive attitude allowed me to take on new responsibilities and to develop my organisational and team working skills.

Both sounds ok in my French mind but I do believe that the first one is correct.
So which one do you reckon I should you? Or should I use another sentence?

The normal verb form for responsibilities in such a context is 'take on'.

In addition, I would say 'new', because 'new' implies that you already had some responsibilities before you took on the 'new' ones. In other words, 'new' makes your former situation seem more important.

Finally, 'allow' seems to me a weak verb for a CV. I'd suggest something like''enabled me to' or 'led me to' .

In addition, my proactive attitude enabled me to take on new responsibilities and to develop my organisational and team working skills.

Good luck with the job application. Clive