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 Action Verb List for Resumes and Cover Letters 



Action Verb List for Resumes and Cover Letters 

Use these action verbs to highlight the skills that you've gained and developed through your work history, involvement in activities, leadership positions, and/or volunteer work. 

Creative Skills 

 Acted Developed Illustrated Originated
 Conceptualized Established Initiated Performed
 Created Fashioned Instituted Revitalized
 Customized Founded Integrated Solved
 Designed Illustrated Invented

Communication Skills  

 Addressed Corresponded Influenced Persuaded
 Arbitrated Drafted Lectured Promoted
 Authored Edited Mediated Publicized
 Collaborated Enlisted Moderated Wrote
 Convinced Formulated Negotiated

Financial Skills 

 Administered Balanced Managed Reconciled
 Allocated Budgeted Marketed Reduced
 Analyzed Calculated Priced Researched
 Appraised Computed Programmed Saved
 Audited Forecasted Projected

Helping Skills 

 Actively Demonstrated Furthered Resolved
 Assessed Diagnosed Guided Simplified
 Advocated Educated Prevented Supplied
 Aided Encouraged Referred Volunteered
 Coached Facilitated Represented

Management Skills 

 Assigned Coordinated Improved Prioritized
 Attained Delegated Increased Produced
 Chaired Directed Oranized Recommended
 Consolidated Evaluated Oversaw Scheduled
 Contracted Executed Planned Supervised

Organizational Skills 

 Approved Corresponded Inspected Scheduled
 Catalogued Detailed Monitored Submitted
 Charted Dispensed Pinpointed Structured
 Classified Finished Rearranged Updated
 Collected Implemented Revamped Verified

Teaching Skills 

 Adapted Explained Instilled Stimulated
 Communicated Focused Instructed Tested
 Counseled Graded Motivated Trained
 Critiqued Individualized Persuaded Transmitted
 Enabled Informed Schooled Tutored

Technical Skills  

 Assembled Fortified Rebuilt Repaired
 Built Installed Rectified Scheduled
 Calculated Maintained Registered Submitted
 Conserved Priced Regulated Structured
 Designed Programmed Remodeled Updated

Research Skills

 Analyzed Examined Indexed Solved
 Checked Extracted Interpreted Surveyed
 Compared Gathered Investigated Tabulated
 Detected Graphed Located Tallied
 Discovered Identified Measured  

More Words for Accomplishments 

 Adjusted Exceeded Pionereed Streamlined
 Completed Mastered Proposed Succeeded
 Conducted Modeled Reduced Surpassed
 Earned Modified Restored Transformed
 Enforced Overcame Spearheaded






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