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Resume Verbs

The words you use in a resume are important. Use action words to stress performance, motivation, and a passion for excellence.

In addition to this list, use a dictionary, thesaurus, or job descriptions for more words.

Achieved
Addressed
Administered
Affected
Analyzed
Applied
Appraised
Approved
Arranged
Assessed
Attained
Authored
Awarded
Built
Calculated
Catalogued
Clarified
Coached
Compared
Composed
Conceived
Conducted
Constructed
Contracted
Controlled
Convinced
Correlated

Decided
Defined
Delegated
Designed
Detailed
Developed
Directed
Distributed
Drafted
Earned
Effected
Encouraged
Enforced
Equipped
Established
Estimated
Evaluated
Examined
Excelled
Executed
Expanded
Experimented
Facilitated
Formed
Formulated
Founded
Generated

Governed
Grouped
Guided
Handled
Illustrated
Implemented
Improved
Increased
Influenced
Initiated
Inspired
Installed
Instituted
Integrated
Interviewed
Introduced
Invented
Investigated
Launched
Maintained
Mastered
Outlined
Performed
Presented
Proposed
Promoted
Publicized

Recorded
Recruited
Reported
Researched
Resolved
Reviewed
Revised
Scheduled
Searched
Secured
Selected
Simplified
Sold
Solved
Stimulated
Structured
Succeeded
Summarized
Supported
Tailored
Taught
Transformed
Translated
United
Validated
Verified

Source: Creative Job Search, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Quintessential Careers.




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