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Action verbs that will improve your resume

June 10, 2019

Next time you update your resume, change some of those overused words and phrases to strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ attention. 

 

Check out the list below:

 

Analytical

analyzed
ascertained
assessed
compared
computed
conceptualized
concluded
confirmed
critiqued
deciphered

deliberated
determined
devised
diagnosed
estimated
evaluated
examined
forecasted
formulated

integrated
investigated
justified
measured
negotiated
prescribed
prioritized
projected
questioned

rated
recommended
researched
scrutinized
studied
substantiated
synthesized
validated
verified

 

Communication

addressed
apprised
arbitrated
attested
authored
clarified
communicated

composed
convinced
corresponded
drafted
edited
explained
informed

interpreted
lectured
marketed
persuaded
presented
promoted
publicized

queried
reported
spoke
summarized
translated
wrote

 

Creativity

brainstormed
constructed
designed

engineered
envisioned
fabricated

illustrated
produced

shaped
visualized

 

Flexibility

accommodated
adapted
adjusted

altered
amended
balanced

converted
grew

improvised
tailored

 

Initiative

accelerated
accomplished
achieved
acquired
advanced
bolstered
boosted
built
coordinated
created

dedicated
demonstrated
enriched
established
expanded
expedited
implemented
improved
increased
initiated

innovated
inspired
introduced
launched
minimized
mobilized
modernized
modified
multiplied

overhauled

pioneered
revamped
revised
spearheaded
stimulated
suggested
updated
upgraded

 

Leadership

administered
advised
allocated
allowed
appointed
approved
assigned
authorized
chaired
coached

delegated
designated
directed
educated
elicited
employed
empowered
enabled
encouraged
endorsed

enhanced
facilitated
fostered
founded
guided
hired
influenced
instructed
interviewed
jugedled
moderated
monitored
motivated
officiated
recruited
sanctioned
supervised
trained

 

Organization

arranged
assembled
budgeted
calculated
cataloged
centralized
charted

classified
collected
compiled
consolidated
correlated
indexed

linked
orchestrated
organized
oriented
planned
processed

purchased
recorded
regulated
scheduled
systematized
tabulated

 

Problem Solving

aided
alleviated
ameliorated
augmented
counseled
customized
debugged
eased
elevated
enlarged
extended

extracted
finalized
fulfilled
generated
identified
interceded
invented
lightened
polished
procured
reconciled

rectified
reduced
refined
reformed
rehabilitated
reinforced
rejuvenated
relieved
remedied
remodeled
repaired

restored
retrieved
revitalized
revived
settled
solicited
solved
streamlined
strengthened
supplemented
transformed

 

Teamwork

assisted
collaborated

contributed
cooperated

mediated
participated

partnered

 

Other Action Verbs to Consider

acted
activated
added
admitted
apportioned
appraised
approximated
attained
audited
certified
commissioned
committed
consented
contracted

disbursed
dispatched
displayed
enlisted
excelled
executed
exercised
familiarized
figured
guaranteed
indicated
instituted
involved

issued
licensed
maintained
operated
performed
prepared
programmed
realized
related
reserved
reviewed
satisfied
screened

secured
served
set
smoothed
sought
specified
submitted
surveyed
sustained
traced
transacted
transmitted
valued

 

 

 

 

 

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