Resume Action Verbs

The italic words are especially good for pointing out accomplishments.

Management Skills
computed assisted rehabilitated
administered designed clarified
analyzed devised coached
assigned engineered counseled
attained fabricated demonstrated
chaired maintained diagnosed
consolidated operated educated
contracted overhauled expedited
coordinated programmed facilitated
delegated remodeled familiarized
developed repaired guided
directed solved motivated
evaluated upgraded referred
executed improved
Teaching Skills
increased adapted represented
organized advised
Clerical or Detail Skills
oversaw clarified approved
planned coached arranged
prioritized communicated cataloged
produced coordinated classified
recommended demystified collected
reviewed developed compiled
scheduled enabled dispatched
strengthened encouraged executed
supervised evaluated generated
explained implemented  
Communication Skills
facilitated inspected addressed
guided monitored arbitrated
informed operated arranged
instructed organized authored
persuaded prepared collaborated
set goals processed convinced
stimulated purchased corresponded
trained recorded developed
retrieved directed  
Financial Skills
drafted administered specified
edited allocated systematized
enlisted analyzed tabulated
formulated appraised validated
influenced audited screened
interpreted balanced
More Verbs for Accomplishments
lectured budgeted achieved
mediated calculated expanded
moderated computed improved
negotiated developed pioneered
persuaded forecasted reduced (losses)
promoted managed resolved (problems)
publicized marketed restored
reconciled planned spearheaded
recruited projected transformed
spoke researched translated
Creative Skills
wrote adjusted acted
articulated brainstormed envisioned
Research Skills
teamed conceptualized compiled
clarified created consulted
collected customized contrasted
critiqued designed cultivated
diagnosed developed drafted
evaluated directed empowered
examined established endorsed
extracted fashioned hosted
identified founded inspected
inspected illustrated integrated
interpreted initiated mentored
interviewed instituted reengineered
investigated integrated refined
organized introduced replaced
reviewed invented represented
summarized originated restructured
surveyed performed supported
systematized planned synthesized
Technical Skills
shaped tested verified
assembled built
Helping Skills
calculated assessed
Additional Verbs
accommodated acquired activated
advanced amended cooperated
contributed debugged deciphered
licensed mobilized monitored
motivated officiated orchestrated
reformed restored revamped
suggested tailored visualized

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