Resume Action Verbs

Action verbs help bring your resume to life by painting a picture for the reviewer, and affirming your skills. Begin each bullet point statement or phrase with an action verb that points the reader to the skill you are trying to highlight.

    • Management Skills

      Administered
      Analyzed

      Assigned

      Chaired

      Consolidated

      Contracted

      Coordinated

      Delegated

      Developed

      Directed

      Evaluated

      Executed

      Organized

      Oversaw

      Planned

      Prioritized

      Produced

      Recommended

      Reorganized

      Reviewed

      Scheduled

      Supervised
    • Financial Skills

      Administered
      Allocated

      Analyzed

      Appraised

      Audited

      Balanced

      Budgeted

      Calculated

      Computed

      Developed

      Managed

      Planned

      Projected

      Researched
    • Communication Skills

      Addressed
      Arbitrated

      Arranged

      Authored

      Co-authored

      Collaborated

      Corresponded

      Developed

      Directed

      Drafted

      Enlisted

      Formulated

      Influenced

      Interpreted

      Lectured

      Mediated

      Moderated

      Negotiated

      Persuaded

      Promoted

      Proposed

      Publicized
      Reconciled
      Recruited

      Spoke

      Translated

      Wrote
    • Research Skills

      Clarified
      Collected

      Critiqued

      Diagnosed

      Evaluated

      Examined

      Extracted

      Identified

      Inspected

      Inspired

      Interpreted

      Interviewed

      Investigated

      Organized

      Reviewed

      Summarized

      Surveyed

      Systematized
    • Technical Skills

      Assembled
      Built

      Calculated

      Computed

      Designed

      Devised

      Engineered

      Fabricated

      Maintained

      Operated

      Pinpointed

      Programmed

      Remodeled

      Repaired

      Solved
    • Teaching Skills

      Adapted
      Advised

      Clarified

      Coached

      Communicated
      Conducted
      Coordinated

      Developed

      Enabled

      Encouraged

      Evaluated

      Explained

      Facilitated

      Guided

      Informed

      Instructed

      Lectured

      Persuaded

      Set goals

      Stimulated

      Taught

      Trained
    • Creative Skills

      Acted
      Conceptualized

      Created

      Customized

      Designed

      Developed

      Directed

      Established

      Fashioned

      Illustrated

      Instituted

      Integrated

      Performed

      Planned

      Proved
      Revised

      Revitalized

      Set up

      Shaped

      Streamlined

      Structured

      Tabulated

      Validated
    • Helping Skills

      Assessed
      Assisted

      Clarified

      Coached

      Counseled

      Demonstrated

      Diagnosed

      Educated

      Facilitated

      Familiarized

      Guided

      Inspired

      Motivated

      Participated

      Provided

      Referred

      Rehabilitated

      Reinforced

      Represented

      Supported

      Taught

      Trained

      Verified
    • Clerical or Detail Skills

      Approved
      Arranged

      Catalogued

      Classified

      Collected

      Compiled

      Dispatched

      Executed

      Filed

      Generated

      Implemented

      Inspected
      Monitored
      Operated
      Ordered
      Organized
      Prepared
      Processed
      Purchased
      Recorded
      Retrieved
      Screened
      Specified
      Systematized
    • Stronger Verbs for Accomplishments

      Accelerated
      Achieved

      Attained

      Completed

      Conceived

      Convinced

      Discovered

      Doubled

      Effected

      Eliminated

      Expanded

      Expedited

      Founded

      Improved

      Increased

      Initiated

      Innovated

      Introduced

      Invented

      Launched

      Mastered

      Originated

      Overcame

      Overhauled

      Pioneered

      Reduced

      Resolved

      Revitalized

      Spearheaded

      Strengthened

      Transformed

      Upgraded

You can also take your resume to the next level by inserting action-packed power verbs into your work history and branding statement.