Action Words & Phrases for Resume Development

The following phrases and words may help with organizing your resume statements. They make an impact as they concisely convey accomplishments, making your resume more readable.

Achieved
Approved
Accepted
Accumulated
Acted
Advised
Allocated
Appraised
Appointed
Assessed
Assisted
Acquired
Alleviated
Anticipated
Applied
Amended
Arranged
Authored
Assembled
Assigned
Attained
Addressed
Advised
Adapted
Audited
Acted/Functioned
Bargained
Briefed
Budgeted
Built
Balanced
Chaired
Changed
Controlled
Consolidated
Coordinated
Corresponded
Clarified
Collected
Conducted
Critiqued
Calculated
Computed
Contained
Coached
Competent
Communicated
Conceptualized
Created
Counseled
Classified
Catalogued
Compiled
Composed
Contributed
Consulted
Contracted
Charted
Constructed
Completed
Dealt with
Decided
Defined
Delegated
Delivered
Demonstrated
Designated
Designed
Determined
Developed
Devised
Directed
Dispensed
Displayed
Distributed
Documented
Dramatized
Drafted
Diagnosed
Decreased
Dispatched
Evaluated
Executed
Expanded
Edited
Examined
Extracted
Engineered
Enabled
Encouraged
Explained
Eliminated
Established
Educated
Expedited
Elected
Employed
Endured
Enforced
Enlarged
Entertained
Estimated
Exhibited
Experimented
Expressed
Evaluated
Experience involved
Enlarged
Effected
Expertise
Experienced in all
facets/phases
Extensive training
involvement
Familiar with
Focused
Formulated
Fabricated
Facilitated
Fashioned
Founded
Familiarized
Finalized
Fund-raised
Gathered
Generated
Guided
Handled
Headed
Helped
Hired
Hypothesized
Honoured as
Identified
Illustrated
Imagined
Improvised
Improved
Initiated
Innovated
Inspired
Instructed
Interpreted
Integrated
Interviewed
Invented
Investigated
Increased
Influenced
Inspected
Informed
Introduced
Implemented
Instrumentalin
Innovation resulted
in
Installed
Initially employed
Judged
Justified
Knowledge of
Launched
Lectured
Learned
Listened
Located
Made
Maintained
Managed
Mapped
Marketed
Measured
Mediated
Monitored
Motivated
Moderated
Modified
More than ___ years
experience
Negotiated
Observed
Obtained
Operated
Organized
Originated
Oversaw
Participated
Performed
Piloted
Perfected
Persuaded
Planned
Predicted
Prepared
Presented
Prevented
Problem-solved
Processed
Produced
Programmed
Promoted
Proposed
Protected
Published
Pinpointed
Prioritized
Projected
Purchases
Provided technical
Proven track record
Proficient
Questioned
Raised
Reasoned
Recommended
Recruited
Referred
Regulated
Rehabilitated
Reorganized
Researched
Resolved
Reviewed
Revised
Revitalized
Restructured
Reconciled
Repaired
Replaced
Reported
Remodeled
Reduced
Reversed
Recorded
Retrieved
Reinforced
Represented
Recipient of
Scheduled
Selected
Serviced
Shared
Specified
Spoke
Supervised
Solved
Supported
Synthesized
Studied
Strengthened
Streamlined
Summarized
Surveyed
Systematized
Structured
Saved
Shaped
Successful in
Subcontracted
Successful in
Specialized in
Sorted
Simplified
Suggested
Taught
Transferred
Translated
Tested
Treated
Tolerated
Trouble-shot
Tutored
Terminated
Trained
Tabulated
Understood
Utilized
United
Updated
Upgraded
Verified
Validated
Wrote


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