Action Words for Resumes

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Useful action words to use in your resume - listed alphabetically.
Source: Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead by Martin Yate (found on the career website of The Graduate Career Center | George Washington University)
Subject: Career

Action Words for a Resume

A

accomplished, achieved, acted, adapted, advanced, advise, addressed administered, allocate, analyzed, appraised, approved, arranged, assembled, assigned, assisted, attained, audited, authored, automated<

B

balanced, budgeted, built

C

calculated, catalogued, chaired, clarified, classified, coached, collected, compiled, completed, composed, computed, conceptualized, conducted, consolidated, contained, contracted, contributed, controlled, coordinated, corresponded, counseled, created, critiqued, cut

D

decreased, delegated, demonstrated, designed, directed, developed, devised, diagnosed, directed, dispatched, distinguished, diversified, drafted

E

edited, educated, eliminated, enabled, encouraged, engineered, enlisted, established, evaluated, examined, executed, expanded, expedited, explained, extracted

F

fabricated, facilitated, familiarized, fashioned, focused, forecast, formulated, founded

G

generated, guided

H

headed up

I

identified, illustrated, implemented, improved, increased, indoctrinated, influenced, informed, initiated, innovated, inspected, installed, instituted, instructed, integrated, interpreted, interviewed, introduced, invented, investigated

L

launched, lectured, led

M

maintained, managed, marketed, mediated, moderated, monitored, motivated

N

negotiated

O

operated, organized, originated, overhauled, oversaw

P

performed, persuaded, planned, prepared, presented, prioritized, processed, produced, programmed, projected, promoted, provided, publicized, published, purchased

R

recommended, reconciled, recorded, recruited, reduced, referred, regulated, rehabilitated, remodeled, repaired, represented, researched, restored, restructured, retrieved, reversed, reviewed, revitalized

S

saved, scheduled, schooled, screened, set, shaped, skilled, solidified, solved, specified, stimulated, streamlined, strengthened, summarized, supervised, surveyed, systemized

T

tabulated, taught, trained, translated, traveled, trimmed

U

upgraded

V

validated

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