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120 Awesome Action Verbs for Your Resume

Your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, and other professional development collateral should be sprinkled (like a sprinkled donut, yumm) with lots of ACTION verbs.

Here are 120+ of my favorite resume action verbs, organized by skill set:

Leadership Skills for Your Resume

Achieved
Assessed
Coordinated
Developed
Directed
Executed
Founded
Hired
Implemented
Led
Managed
Oversaw
Project Managed
Recruited
Supervised

Teaching Skills for Your Resume

Adapted
Coached
Conducted
Educated
Enabled
Encouraged
Explained
Inspired
Instructed
Stimulated
Taught
Trained

Creative Skills for Your Resume

Conceptualized
Created
Customized
Designed
Fashioned
Illustrated
Integrated
Performed
Revised
Revitalized
Streamlined
Structured

Technical Skills for Your Resume

Assembled
Built
Discovered
Maintained
Pinpointed
Programmed
Repaired
Solved
Troubleshot

Financial Skills for Your Resume

Administered
Allocated
Analyzed
Appraised
Audited
Balanced
Budgeted
Calculated
Decreased
Increased
Planned
Projected

Communication Skills for Your Resume

Authored
Collaborated
Drafted
Edited
Influenced
Informed
Mediated
Presented
Reported

Helping Skills for Your Resume

Assisted
Counseled
Demonstrated
Facilitated
Guided
Motivated
Participated
Referred
Rehabilitated
Reinforced
Represented
Supported

Administrative Skills for Your Resume

Approved
Arranged
Centralized
Compiled
Generated
Monitored
Operated
Ordered
Organized 
Purchased
Processed
Recorded
Scheduled
Screened
Systematized

Research Skills for Your Resume

Collected
Diagnosed
Evaluated
Examined
Identified
Inspected
Interpreted
Interviewed
Investigated
Researched
Reviewed
Surveyed

Other Fabulous Verbs for Your Resume

Conceived
Doubled, Tripled
Drank Coffee
Eliminated
Expanded
Improved
Initiated
Launched
Partnered
Promoted
Spearheaded
Transformed

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