Action Verbs

Use action verbs to begin each phrase of your resume job descriptions.  They communicate concrete skill, are easy to read, and provide a confident, accomplished tone to your writing.

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Accommodated    

Criticized Headed Oversaw Separated
Achieved Defined Helped Painted Served
Acquainted Delegated Hypothesized Performed Shaped

Adapted

Delivered Identified Persuaded Shared

Administered

Demonstrated Illustrated Photographed Simplified

Advertised

Described Implemented Piloted Sketched

Advised

Designated Improved Planned Sold
Advocated Designed Improvised Politicked Solved

Analyzed

Detected Increased Prepared Sorted

Applied

Determined Influenced Prescribed Spoke

Approved

Developed Informed Presented Sponsored

Arbitrated

Devised Initiated Printed Strengthened
Arranged Diagnosed Inspected Processed Studies

Assembled

Directed Inspired Produced Suggested

Assessed

Discontinued Installed Programmed Summarized
Assisted Discovered Instituted Projected Supervised

Assumed

Dispatched Instructed Promoted Supplemented

Attained

Dispensed Interpreted Proofread Supplied

Audited

Displayed Interviewed Protected Surveyed

Authorized

Disproved Introduced Provided Synthesized

Balanced

Dissected Invented Publicized Systematized

Budgeted

Distributed Inventoried Published Talked

Built

Dramatized Investigated Purchased Taught

Calculated

Drew Judged Questioned Tested

Charted

Edited Learned Read Trained
Classified Educated Lectured Realized Translated

Coached

Eliminated Led Reasoned Traveled

Combined

Encouraged Logged Recommended Tutored

Communicated

Enforced Maintained Reconciled

Typed

Compiled Established Managed Recorded Umpired
Completed Estimated Marketed Recruited Unified
Composed Evaluated Mediated Reduced United
Compounded Examined Memorized Referred Updated
Computed Executed Mentored Regulated Upgraded

Condensed

Expanded Minimized Removed Utilized

Conducted

Expedited Modeled Reorganized Weighed

Conferred

Experimental Modernized Repaired Wrote
Conserved Explained Modified Reported  
Consolidated Extracted Monitored Represented  
Constructed Financed Motivated Researched  
Consulted Fixed Navigated Resolved  
Controlled Formulated Negotiated Responded  
Converted Founded Observed Restored  
Coordinated Gathered Obtained Reviewed  
Corresponded Generated Operated Routed  
Counseled Guided Ordered Scheduled  

Created

Handled Organized Selected