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Action verbs that will improve your resume

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:


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


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


brainstormed constructed designed

engineered envisioned fabricated

illustrated produced

shaped visualized


accommodated adapted adjusted

altered amended balanced

converted grew

improvised tailored


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


pioneered revamped revised spearheaded stimulated suggested updated upgraded


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


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


assisted collaborated

contributed cooperated

mediated participated


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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