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accomplished is a synonym of experienced

adjective [ uh-kom-plisht ]

accomplished is another word for experienced

Experienced describes someone who has become knowledgeable in or about something because of long-term work or study in that field (an experienced diver).

Accomplished describes someone who is very skilled in something, to the point of being an expert (an accomplished violinist).

Experienced emphasizes the length of time someone has been gaining and applying their knowledge (She was an experienced leader).

✅ Accomplished implies having achieved a lot, perhaps even awards, in a given field (They are an accomplished climber).

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mentor is a synonym of advise

verb [ men-tawr, -ter ]

mentor is another word for advise

Advise refers to giving information to others in order to help them to make good choices (She can advise you on the right thing to do).

Mentor refers to training and supporting someone less experienced than you, and sharing your knowledge with them (I was asked to mentor the new employees).

Mentor implies an ongoing relationship in which the mentor is available over a period of time to give advice and support (I spent weeks mentoring him in swordfighting). Advise implies a single instance of giving advice or information (I advised him not to fight the dragon).

✅ Don’t undersell your experience on your résumé! Using advise about something you did centers your knowledge and communication skills. Using mentor centers your ability to guide, train and support others.

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challenging is a synonym of demanding

adjective [ chal-in-jing ]

challenging is another word for demanding

Demanding describes something that requires a lot of effort and attention, especially something taxing or draining (The work was very demanding).

Challenging describes something that is difficult, and really tests your abilities (The jigsaw puzzle was particularly challenging).

Challenging is a more positive word, implying that you’re finding the difficulty stimulating. Demanding is more negative, implying that the difficulty is exhausting.

✅ You can use demanding as a positive on your résumé to show that you deal well with stress, and can rise to any occasion (I thrive in a demanding environment). However, you’d still use challenging if you want to emphasize finding difficult problems interesting and exciting (I like solving challenging problems).

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