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Action Words to use on Your Resume

When preparing your resume, take time to consider the type of job it is and skills you have and use some of the following words:

TIP OF THE DAY: "Conversate" is not a word.

Planning Skills Directing Skills
  • Conceived
  • Created
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Devised Established
  • Estimated
  • Experimented
  • Formed
  • Formulated
  • Initiated
  • Innovated
  • Instituted Invented
  • Justified
  • Laid out
  • Organized
  • Originated
  • Planned
  • Projected
  • Reorganized
  • Revised
  • Scheduled
  • Solved
  • Systematized
  • TailoredTransformed
  • Engineered
  • Administered
  • Approved
  • Authorized
  • Conducted
  • Controlled
  • Decided
  • Delegated
  • Determined
  • Directed
  • Guided
  • Headed
  • Instructed
  • Led
  • Managed
  • Ordered
  • Prescribed
  • Regulated
  • Specified
  • Supervised
  • Trained
Assuming Responsibilities Service Skills
  • Accepted
  • Achieved
  • Adopted
  • Arranged
  • Assembled
  • Assumed
  • Attended
  • Audited
  • Built
  • Checked
  • Classified
  • Collected
  • Compiled
  • Constructed
  • Described
  • Developed
  • Doubled
  • Established
  • Evaluated
  • Experienced
  • Gathered
  • Halted
  • Handled
  • Improved
  • Implemented
  • Initiated
  • Installed
  • Integrated
  • Maintained
  • Made
  • Operated
  • Overcame
  • Performed
  • Prepared
  • Received
  • Reduced
  • Reviewed
  • Sold
  • Simplified
  • Tripled
  • Used
  • Utilized
  • Carried out
  • Committed
  • Delivered
  • Demonstrated
  • Earned
  • Exchanged
  • Expanded
  • Expedited
  • Explained
  • Facilitated
  • Furnished
  • Generated
  • Inspected
  • Installed
  • Issued
  • Procured
  • Provided
  • Purchased
  • Rewrote
  • Sent
  • Serviced
  • Submitted
  • Transmitted
  • Wrote
Interactive Skills Investigative Skills
  • Advised
  • Aided
  • Apprised
  • Clarified
  • Conferred
  • Consulted
  • Contributed
  • Cooperated
  • Coordinated
  • Counseled
  • Helped
  • Informed
  • Inspired
  • Interpreted
  • Interviewed
  • Mediated
  • Negotiated
  • Negotiated
  • Promoted
  • Recommended
  • Represented
  • Resolved
  • Suggested
  • Unified

     

  • Analyzed
  • Assessed
  • Calculated
  • Computed
  • Correlated
  • Discovered
  • Evaluated
  • Familiarized
  • Investigate
  • Observed
  • Proved
  • Researched
  • Reviewed
  • Searched
  • Studied
  • Verified