300+ Action Verbs For Your Resume

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Actions verbs are just how they sound. They reflect the actions you took while employed. For example, you “managed” the staff or you “audited” the books. The following represents a very extensive list of actions verbs that you can peruse and use to assist with writing your resume.


Accelerated
Accomplished
Achieved
Acquired
Acted
Activated
Adapted
Adopted
Addressed
Administered
Advised
Altered
Analyzed
Anticipated
Applied
Appointed
Appraised
Approved
Arbitrated
Arranged
Ascertained
Assembled
Assessed
Assisted
Assured
Attained
Audited

Briefed
Budgeted
Built

Calculated
Cataloged
Charted
Checked
Clarified
Classified
Closed
Coached
Collected
Commanded
Communicated
Compared
Compiled
Completed
Composed
Computed
Conceived
Conceptualized
Concluded
Conducted
Confronted
Conserved
Consolidated
Constructed
Consulted
Continued
Contracted
Controlled
Converted
Coordinated
Corrected
Correlated
Counseled
Created
Critiqued

Dealt
Decided
Defined
Delegated
Delivered
Demonstrated
Depended
Designed
Detailed
Detected
Determined
Developed
Devised
Diagnosed
Directed
Discovered
Dispensed
Displayed
Disproved
Dissected
Distributed
Diverted
Doubled
Drafted
Dramatized
Drew
Drove

Earned
Edited
Educated
Effected
Eliminated
Enacted
Encouraged
Endured
Enforced
Engineered
Enhanced
Enlisted
Ensured
Entertained
Established
Estimated
Evaluated
Examined
Exceeded
Executed
Exhibited
Expanded
Expedited
Explained
Experimented
Expressed
Extracted

Facilitated
Filed
Finalized
Financed
Fixed
Followed
Formalized
Formed
Formulated
Found
Founded

Gathered
Generated
Governed
Graduated
Guided

Handled
Headed
Helped
Hired
Hypothesized

Identified
Illustrated
Imagined
Implemented
Improved
Improvised
Increased
Induced
Influenced
Informed
Initiated
Innovated
Inspected
Inspired
Installed
Instituted
Instructed
Insured
Integrated
Intensified
Interpreted
Interviewed
Introduced
Invented
Inventoried
Investigated

Judged
Justified

Kept

Launched
Lectured
Led
Learned
Licensed
Lifted
Listened
Located
Logged

Maintained
Managed
Manipulated
Manufactured
Mapped
Marketed
Marshaled
Measured
Mediated
Memorized
Mentored
Modeled
Modified
Monitored
Motivated

Named
Navigated
Negotiated
Nominated
Normalized
Noted

Observed
Obtained
Offered
Officiated
Operated
Ordered
Organized
Oriented
Originated
Overcame
Oversaw

Painted
Participated
Perceived
Perfected
Performed
Persuaded
Photographed
Piloted
Pinpointed
Pioneered
Placed
Planned
Played
Praised
Predicted
Prepared
Prescribed
Presented
Presided
Printed
Processed
Procured
Produced
Professed
Programmed
Progressed
Projected
Promoted
Proofread
Proposed
Protected
Proved
Provided
Publicized
Purchased

Qualified
Questioned

Raised
Ranked
Rated
Realigned
Realized
Reasoned
Received
Recognized
Recommended
Reconciled
Recorded
Recruited
Reduced
Referred
Regulated
Rehabilitated
Reinforced
Related
Rendered
Reorganized
Repaired
Reported
Represented
Researched
Resolved
Responded
Restored
Retrieved
Restructured
Reviewed
Revised
Risked

Satisfied
Scheduled
Secured
Selected
Sensed
Separated
Served
Serviced
Shaped
Shared
Showed
Sketched
Simplified
Sold
Solved
Sorted
Specified
Spoke
Stimulated
Streamlined
Structured
Studied
Succeeded
Suggested
Summarized
Supervised
Supplied
Supported
Symbolized
Synthesized
Systemized

Tabulated
Talked
Targeted
Taught
Tested
Trained
Transcribed
Transferred
Transformed
Translated
Treated
Traveled
Troubleshot
Tutored
Typed

Unified
United
Updated
Upgraded
Used
Utilized

Verbalized
Verified

Weighed
Won
Worked
Wrote


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