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Action Verbs

Check out this compilation of action verbs perfect for enhancing résumés, cover letters, and more. Adapted, enlarged list inspired by Employment Development Department of Palo Alto, CA

Management Skills

administered   analyzed

assigned   attained

chaired   contracted

consolidated   coordinated

delegated   developed

directed   evaluated

executed   improved

increased   organized

oversaw   planned

prioritized   produced

recommended   reviewed

scheduled   strengthened


Communication Skills

addressed   arbitrated

arranged   authored

corresponded   developed

directed   drafted

edited   enlisted

formulated  influenced

interpreted   lectured

mediated   moderated

motivated   negotiated

persuaded   promoted

publicized   reconciled

recruited   spoke

translated  wrote

Clerical or Detailed Skills

approved   arranged

catalogued   classified

collected   compiled

dispatched   executed

generated   implemented

inspected   monitored

operated   organized

prepared   processed

purchased   recorded

retrieved   screened

specified   systematized

tabulated  validated

Research Skills

clarified   collected

critiqued   diagnosed

evaluated   examined

extracted   identified

inspected   interpreted

interviewed   investigated

organized   reviewed

summarized   surveyed


Technical Skills

assembled   built

calculated   computed

designed  devised

engineered   fabricated

maintained   operated

overhauled   programmed

remodeled   repaired

solved   trained


Teaching Skills

adapted   advised

clarified   coached

communicated   coordinated

developed  enabled

encouraged   evaluated

explained   facilitated

guided   informed

initiated   instructed

persuaded   set goals


Financial Skills

administrated   allocated

analyzed   appraised

audited   balanced

budgeted   calculated

computed   developed

forecasted    managed

marketed   planned

projected   researched

Creative Skills

acted   conceptualized

created   designed

developed   directed

established   fashioned

founded   illustrated

instituted   integrated

introduced    invented

originated   performed

planned   revitalized


Helping Skills

assessed   assisted

clarified   coached

counseled   demonstrated

diagnosed   educated

expedited   facilitated

familiarized   guided

referred   rehabilitated