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I'm trying to put together a decent résumé and am looking for a meliorative word to describe someone who concentrates on keeping things simple for both himself and other people (boss, clients etc). This one had me stumped.

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You can upvote more than one answer, it's allowed! :) –  Mari-Lou A Nov 13 '13 at 13:57

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Practical 6. Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. He is a very practical person; completely practical in his approach to business

A facilitator (this sounds modern and business-like) a person or thing that facilitates a person responsible for leading or coordinating the work of a group, as one who leads a group discussion: Each committee will meet with its facilitator.

A facilitator is one who usually helps move things along, helps provide guidance and supervision. If you've ever worked on a project, you will know that it takes all members to complete the project, but it usually helps to have someone keep things moving toward the goal.

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Practical was a word i thought of and it does convey what i want to say, i will also add pragmatic. Facilitator also sounds pretty nice. Thank you for your answer. –  Pierre Nov 13 '13 at 13:32

I think the word you might be looking for is pragmatic: Merriam-Webster:

prag·mat·ic adjective \prag-ˈma-tik\ : dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories

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Whilst pragmatic doesn't exactly fit it is definitely a good word for my situation, i will use it, thank you. –  Pierre Nov 13 '13 at 13:34

Perhaps results-oriented, frank, direct, or candid fit the bill?

"Delivered project milestone ahead of schedule; used frank, candid feedback to engage stakeholders"

In a similar vein by way of resume-related words... albeit as a tangent to this specific request, I would also suggest the related notions behind initiative or self-starter. (Of course, assuming those are qualities you embody.)

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Perhaps low-key (also low-keyed)

not elaborate, showy, or intensive; modest or restrained

Also level-headed

calm and sensible

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Previously-mentioned practical and pragmatic should serve, but for additional options consider the following.

down to earth, “(idiomatic) Practical; realistic; pragmatic. [eg] He had a down-to-earth attitude that translated into a straightforward but effective strategy.
clear-eyed, “Mentally acute and perspicacious”
straight-ahead sort of guy, a person who sees what to do and does it

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I doubt if any of these expression are suitable for a résumé or CV. –  Mari-Lou A Nov 13 '13 at 23:11

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