Action Verbs

When writing your resume and cover letter, make sure to use action verbs instead of passive verbs to describe your duties. It will sound more convincing. In addition, use a variety of verbs and don’t repeat the same verbs too often. This list should help you build your resume and cover letter with a variety of action verbs.

Abstracted, Addressed, Arbitrated, Arranged, Authored, Collaborated, Convinced, Corresponded, Delivered, Developed, Directed, Documented, Drafted, Edited, Energized, Enlisted, Formulated, Influenced, Interpreted, Lectured, Liaised, Mediated, Moderated, Negotiated, Persuaded, Presented, Promoted, Publicized, Reconciled, Recruited ,Reported, Rewrote, Spoke, Suggested, Synthesized, Translated, Verbalized, Wrote

Acted, Composed, Conceived, Conceptualized, Created, Customized, Designed, Developed, Directed, Established, Fashioned, Founded, Illustrated, Initiated, Instituted, Integrated, Introduced, Invented, Originated, Performed, Planned, Published, Redesigned, Revised,
Revitalized, Shaped, Visualized

Accommodate, adapt, adjust, altered, amended, balanced, converted, grew, improvised, tailored

Assessed, Assisted, Clarified, Coached, Counseled, Demonstrated, Diagnosed, Educated, Enhanced, Expedited, Facilitated, Familiarized, Guided, Motivated, Participated, Proposed, Provided, Referred, Rehabilitated, Represented, Served, Supported

Accomplished, Achieved, Administered, Analyzed, Assigned, Attained, Chaired, Consolidated, Contracted, Coordinated, Delegated, Developed, Directed, Earned, Evaluated, Executed, Handled, Headed, Impacted, Improved, Increased, Led, Mastered, Orchestrated, Organized, Oversaw, Planned, Predicted, Prioritized, Produced, Proved, Recommended, Regulated, Reorganized, Reviewed, Scheduled, Spearheaded, Strengthened, Supervised, Surpassed

Approved, Accelerated, Added, Arranged, Broadened, Cataloged, Centralized, Changed, Classified, Collected, Compiled, Completed, Controlled, Defined, Dispatched, Executed, Expanded, Gained, Gathered, Generated, Implemented, Inspected, Launched, Monitored, Operated, Organized, Prepared, Processed, Purchased, Recorded, Reduced, Reinforced, Retrieved, Screened, Selected, Simplified, Sold, Specified, Steered, Structured, Systematized, Tabulated, Unified, Updated, Utilized, Validated, Verified

Aided, alleviated, ameliorated, augmented, counseled, customized, debugged, eased, elevated, enlarged, extended, extracted, finalized, fulfilled, generated, identified, interceded, invented, lightened, polished, procured, reconciled, rectified, reduced, refined, reformed, rehabilitated, reinforced, rejuvenated, relieved, remedied, remodeled, repaired, restored, retrieved, revitalized, revived, settled, solicited, solved, streamlined, strengthened, supplemented, transformed

Administered, Allocated, Analyzed, Appraised, Audited, Balanced, Budgeted, Calculated, Computed, Developed, Forecasted, Managed, Marketed, Maximized, Minimized, Planned, Projected, Researched

Clarified, Collected, Concluded, Conducted, Constructed, Critiqued, Derived, Determined, Diagnosed, Discovered, Evaluated, Examined, Extracted, Formed, Identified, Inspected, Interpreted, Interviewed, Investigated, Modeled, Organized, Resolved, Reviewed, Summarized,
Surveyed, Systematized, Tested

Adjusted, analyzed, apportioned, assessed, certified, compared, controlled, corrected, correlated, developed, discovered, established, examined, explored, graded, inspected, indexed, judged, licensed, maintained, measured, modified, monitored, officiated, overhauled, oversaw, policed, prohibited, refined, regulated, reviewed, revised, screened, set, scrutinized, supervised, supplied, tightened, traced, updated.

Adapted, Advised, Clarified, Coached, Communicated, Coordinated, Demystified, Developed, Enabled, Encouraged, Evaluated, Explained, Facilitated, Guided, Informed, Instructed, Persuaded, Set Goals, Stimulated, Studied ,Taught, Trained

Assembled, Built, Calculated, Computed, Designed, Devised, Engineered, Fabricated, Installed, Maintained, Operated, Optimized, Overhauled, Programmed, Remodeled, Repaired, Solved, Standardized, Streamlined ,Upgraded