Action Verbs

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Use these actions verbs to describe the activities and experiences that you have in the past on your resume. Keep in mind, that use of proper tenses is important.

Communication

  • authored
  • briefed
  • composed
  • contacted
  • convinced
  • described
  • directed
  • documented
  • drafted
  • edited
  • influenced
  • informed
  • interpreted
  • interviewed
  • lectured
  • marketed
  • mediated
  • moderated
  • motivated
  • negotiated
  • persuaded
  • presented
  • promoted
  • publicized
  • published
  • reported
  • spoke
  • summarized
  • translated
  • wrote

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Creativity

  • acted
  • composed
  • conceived
  • conceptualized
  • conducted
  • created
  • designed
  • developed
  • directed
  • established
  • fashioned
  • founded
  • illustrated
  • improvised
  • integrated
  • introduced
  • invented
  • originated
  • performed
  • planned
  • revitalized
  • shaped

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Finance

  • adjusted
  • administered
  • allocated
  • analyzed
  • appraised
  • audited
  • balanced
  • budgeted
  • calculated
  • computed
  • controlled
  • developed
  • financed
  • forecasted
  • managed
  • marketed
  • monitored
  • procured
  • projected
  • purchased
  • reconciled
  • researched

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Helping

  • advised
  • advocated
  • assessed
  • assisted
  • clarified
  • coached
  • counseled
  • demonstrated
  • diagnosed
  • educated
  • evaluated
  • expedited
  • facilitated
  • familiarized
  • fostered
  • guided
  • observed
  • provided
  • referred
  • rehabilitated
  • represented
  • supported

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Management

  • administered
  • analyzed
  • appointed
  • approved
  • assigned
  • assumed
  • attained
  • contracted
  • consolidated
  • consulted
  • delegated
  • designated
  • developed
  • directed
  • evaluated
  • formulated
  • managed
  • organized
  • planned
  • prioritized
  • produced
  • recommended
  • recruited
  • reviewed
  • scheduled
  • supervised

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Organization

  • approved
  • arranged
  • classified
  • compiled
  • consolidated
  • distributed
  • enlisted
  • executed
  • expedited
  • generated
  • implemented
  • inspected
  • monitored
  • operated
  • organized
  • prepared
  • processed
  • purchased
  • recorded
  • revamped
  • revised
  • scheduled
  • specified
  • systematized
  • updated
  • validated

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Research

  • analyzed
  • calculated
  • collected
  • compared
  • diagnosed
  • designed
  • evaluated
  • examined
  • extracted
  • formulated
  • identified
  • interpreted
  • interviewed
  • investigated
  • modified
  • researched
  • summarized
  • surveyed

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Results

  • achieved
  • accelerated
  • accomplished
  • attained
  • awarded
  • completed
  • decreased
  • eliminated
  • established
  • expanded
  • improved
  • increased
  • initiated
  • introduced
  • pioneered
  • reduced
  • resolved
  • succeeded

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Instruction

  • adapted
  • advised
  • assessed
  • challenged
  • coached
  • communicated
  • cooperated
  • coordinated
  • developed
  • directed
  • disciplined
  • emphasized
  • enabled
  • encouraged
  • evaluated
  • explained
  • explored
  • facilitated
  • focused
  • guided
  • identified
  • incorporated
  • informed
  • initiated
  • inquired
  • instructed
  • integrated
  • investigated
  • listened
  • mentored
  • modeled
  • modified
  • motivated
  • observed
  • organized
  • reinforced
  • rewarded
  • structured
  • synthesized
  • taught
  • tutored

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Technical

  • analyzed
  • audited
  • automated
  • calculated
  • converted
  • designed
  • documented
  • engineered
  • fabricated
  • implemented
  • installed
  • maintained
  • operated
  • programmed
  • remodeled
  • repaired
  • researched
  • solved
  • standardized
  • tested
  • trained

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