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Action Word ABC’s for a Remarkable Resume


What is a verb? A verb is a word that describes an action taken by an individual or group of individuals. What does that have to do with your resume? Choosing to put exceptional and dynamic action words on your resume will increase your chances of being hired. Below is a list of buzz words that will make your resume stand out in the crowd.


A-

Accelerated

Achieved

Acquired

Acted

Adapted

Adapted

Addressed

Administered

Advanced

Advised

Advised

Advocated

Aligned

Allocated

Amplified

Analyzed

Appraised

Approved

Arbitrated

Arranged

Assembled

Assessed

Assigned

Assisted

Attained

Attributed

Audited

Authored

Authorized


B-

Balanced

Bargained

Blocked

Boosted

Briefed

Budgeted

Built


C-

Calculated

Campaigned

Capitalized

Cataloged

Centralized

Chaired

Clarified

Classified

Co-authored

Coached

Collaborated

Collected

Communicated

Compiled

Completed

Composed

Computed

Conceptualized

Configured

Confirmed

Connected

Conserved

Consolidated

Consulted

Contracted

Controlled

Converted

Conveyed

Convinced

Coordinated

Corresponded

Counselled

Created

Critiqued

Cultivated

Curated

Customized


D-

Decreased

Deducted

Defined

Delegated

Delivered

Demonstrated

Demystified

Designated

Designed

Determined

Developed

Devised

Diagnosed

Directed

Discovered

Dispatched

Documented

Drafted


E-

Earned

Edited

Educated

Elevated

Enabled

Encouraged

Enforced

Engineered

Enhanced

Enlightened

Enlisted

Ensured

Envisioned

Established

Evaluated

Examined

Exceeded

Executed

Expanded

Expedited

Experienced

Explained

Explored

Extracted


F-

Fabricated

Facilitated

Fashioned

Fielded

Forecasted

Forged

Formalized

Formed

Formulated

Formulated

Fostered

Founded

Functionalized

Furthered


G-

Gained

Generated

Guided


H-

Headed

Hired

Honed

Hosted


I-

Identified

Illustrated

Implemented

Improved

Improvised

Incorporated

Increased

Influenced

Informed

Initiated

Inspected

Inspired

Installed

Instituted

Instructed

Integrated

Interpreted

Introduced

Invented

Investigated

Itemized


J-

Joined

Jump-started


K-

Kick-started


L-

Landed

Launched

Lectured

Led

Lessened

Lifted

Lobbied

Localized


M-

Maintained

Managed

Manufactured

Mapped

Marketed

Maximized

Measured

Mediated

Mentored

Merged

Modeled

Modified

Monitored

Motivated


N-

Navigated

Negotiated

Notified

Nurtured


O-

Operated

Orchestrated

Organized

Originated

Outpaced

Outperformed

Overhauled

Oversaw


P-

Partnered

Performed

Persuaded

Pioneered

Planned

Prepared

Prioritized

Processes

Produced

Programmed

Projected

Promoted

Publicized

Purchased


Q-

Qualified

Quantified


R-

Reached

Recommended

Reconciled

Reconstructed

Recorded

Recruited

Redesigned

Redirected

Reduced

Referred

Refinanced

Refined

Refocused

Regulated

Rehabilitated

Reimagined

Reintegrated

Reinvented

Reiterated

Reorganized

Repaired

Replaced

Represented

Resolved

Restored

Restructured

Retrieved

Revamped

Reviewed

Revitalized

Remodeled


S-

Saved

Scheduled

Screened

Scrutinized

Sectioned

Secured

Sentenced

Separated

Shaped

Showcased

Simplified

Sold

Solved

Sorted

Spearheaded

Specialized

Specified

Spoke

Standardized

Stimulated

Streamlined

Strengthened

Succeeded

Summarized

Supervised

Supplied

Supported

Surpassed

Surveyed

Suspended

Sustained

Systematized


T-

Tabulated

Targeted

Taught

Tested

Tracked

Trained

Transformed

Translated


U-

Unified

United

Updated

Upgraded


V-

Validated

Verified

Visualized


W-

Wrote


Y-

Yielded



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