Action Verbs

Action verbs are used throughout your resume and cover letter to promote your achievements and provide a picture of your accomplishments and talents.

Analytical

  • Analyzed
  • Appraised
  • Contracted
  • Diagnosed
  • Examined
  • Executed
  • Interpreted
  • Planned
  • Proved
  • Reasoned
  • Recognized
  • Validated

Communication

  • Communicated
  • Creative
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Edited
  • Established
  • Explained
  • Illustrated
  • Imagined
  • Improvised
  • Influenced
  • Informed
  • Interpreted
  • Invented
  • Listened
  • Mediated
  • Performed
  • Presented
  • Promoted
  • Revitalized
  • Spoke
  • Translated
  • Visualized
  • Wrote

Detailed Oriented

  • Analyzed
  • Arranged
  • Catalogued
  • Delineated
  • Described
  • Enumerated
  • Exhibited
  • Itemized
  • Portrayed
  • Produced
  • Quoted
  • Recited
  • Recounted

Financial

  • Accounted
  • Administered
  • Allocated
  • Audited
  • Balanced
  • Budgeted
  • Calculated
  • Forecasted
  • Invested
  • Projected

Flexibility/Adaptability

  • Adjusted
  • Accommodated
  • Acclimated
  • Complied
  • Modified
  • Reconciled
  • Remodeled
  • Revised
  • Tailored

Honesty/Integrity

  • Allotted
  • Authorized
  • Committed
  • Completed
  • Delivered
  • Entrusted
  • Executed

Interpersonal

  • Advised
  • Assisted
  • Communicated
  • Counseled
  • Empathized
  • Encouraged
  • Facilitated
  • Guided
  • Listened
  • Motivated
  • Represented
  • Served

Leadership

  • Adapted
  • Communicated
  • Consulted
  • Coordinated
  • Delegated
  • Demonstrated
  • Directed
  • Enabled
  • Encouraged
  • Evaluated
  • Explained
  • Instructed
  • Led
  • Negotiated
  • Persuaded
  • Planned
  • Spearheaded
  • Stimulated
  • Supervised

Motivation/Initiative

  • Enlightened
  • Inaugurated
  • Inducted
  • Initiated
  • Installed
  • Instated
  • Instructed
  • Introduced
  • Invested
  • Launched
  • Originated
  • Pioneered

Public Relations

  • Conducted
  • Consulted
  • Informed
  • Planned
  • Presented
  • Promoted
  • Represented
  • Responded

Research

  • Assessed
  • Calculated
  • Collected
  • Diagnosed
  • Evaluated
  • Extrapolated
  • Examined
  • Interviewed
  • Investigated
  • Synthesized
  • Researched

 Teamwork

  • Aided
  • Assisted
  • Collaborated
  • Communicated
  • Connected
  • Cooperated
  • Educated
  • Helped
  • Informed
  • Joined
  • Linked
  • Organized
  • Persuaded
  • Planned
  • Presented
  • Promoted
  • Scheduled
  • Supported