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Each point in your experience description should begin with an action verb (using past tense for previous experience and present tense for current experience) to make a vivid and powerful impression of you as a productive contributor—avoid personal pronouns altogether.

 200 Resume Action Verbs

  1. Achieved
  2. Acted
  3. Adapted
  4. Addressed
  5. Administered
  6. Advised
  7. Aided
  8. Allocated
  9. Analyzed
  10. Approved
  11. Arbitrated
  12. Arranged
  13. Assembled
  14. Assessed
  15. Assigned
  16. Assisted
  17. Attained
  18. Authored
  19. Balanced
  20. Budgeted
  21. Built
  22. Calculated
  23. Chaired
  24. Checked
  25. Clarified
  26. Classified
  27. Coached
  28. Collaborated
  29. Collated
  30. Collected
  31. Communicated
  32. Compared
  33. Compiled
  34. Composed
  35. Computed
  36. Conceived
  37. Conceptualized
  38. Conducted
  39. Consolidated
  40. Constructed
  41. Contributed
  42. Controlled
  43. Converted
  44. Convinced
  45. Cooperated
  46. Coordinated
  47. Correlated
  48. Counseled
  49. Created
  50. Critiqued
  51. Customized
  52. deadlines
  53. Debated
  54. Decided
  55. Defined
  56. Delegated
  57. Delivered
  58. Demonstrated
  59. Designed
  60. Detailed
  61. Determined
  62. Developed
  63. Devised
  64. Diagnosed
  65. Directed
  66. Discovered
  67. Documented
  68. Doubled
  69. Drafted
  70. Drove
  71. Earned
  72. Edited
  73. Educated
  74. Effected
  75. Enabled
  76. Enforced
  77. Engineered
  78. Established
  79. Evaluated
  80. Examined
  81. Executed
  82. Expanded
  83. Expedited
  84. Experienced
  85. Experimented
  86. Explained
  87. Extrapolated
  88. Facilitated
  89. Figured
  90. Financed
  91. Followed
  92. Forecasted
  93. Formed
  94. Formulated
  95. Founded
  96. Gathered
  97. Generated
  98. Guided
  99. Handled
  100. Headed
  101. Helped
  102. Identified
  103. Illustrated
  104. Imagined
  105. Implemented
  106. Improved
  107. Improvised
  108. Increased
  109. Influenced
  110. Informed
  111. Initiated
  112. Innovated
  113. Inspected
  114. Inspired
  115. Installed
  116. Instituted
  117. Instructed
  118. Integrated
  119. Interpreted
  120. Interviewed
  121. Introduced
  122. Invented
  123. Investigated
  124. Issued
  125. Justified
  126. Keynoted
  127. Lectured
  128. Led
  129. Licensed
  130. Maintained
  131. Managed
  132. Marketed
  133. Mastered
  134. Mediated
  135. Mentored
  136. Merged
  137. Met
  138. Moderated
  139. Monitored
  140. Motivated
  141. Negotiated
  142. Observed
  143. Operated
  144. Organized
  145. Originated
  146. Overhauled
  147. Oversaw
  148. Participated
  149. Performed
  150. Persuaded
  151. Pioneered
  152. Planned
  153. Prepared
  154. Prioritized
  155. Problem solved
  156. Processed
  157. Produced
  158. Programmed
  159. Projected
  160. Promoted
  161. Proved
  162. Provided
  163. Publicized
  164. Recommended
  165. Reconciled
  166. Recruited
  167. Reduced
  168. Referred
  169. Reorganized
  170. Repaired
  171. Reported
  172. Represented
  173. Researched
  174. Retrieved
  175. Reviewed
  176. Revitalized
  177. Scheduled
  178. Served
  179. Set goals
  180. Shaped
  181. Simplified
  182. Solved
  183. Sparked
  184. Specified
  185. Spoke
  186. Strengthened
  187. Submitted
  188. Succeeded
  189. Summarized
  190. Supervised
  191. Surveyed
  192. Systemized
  193. Tabulated
  194. Tailored
  195. Tested
  196. Tracked
  197. Trained
  198. Upgraded
  199. Validated
  200. Wrote

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