Action Verbs

In describing your experience on a resume, begin each bullet with a strong action verb, such as those in the list below. Avoid starting with "Responsible for," "Assisted with," or "Primary duties included."

Good Action Verbs for Resumes

accelerated
accomplished
achieved
acquired
adapted
adjusted
administered
advertised
advised
advocated
analyzed
anticipated
applied
appraised
approved
arranged
assembled
assessed
assisted
assumed
attained
attended
authored
balanced
briefed
budgeted
built
calculated
catalogued
chaired
changed
checked
circulated
classified
collaborated
collected
combined
compiled
completed
computed
condensed
conducted
consolidated
constructed
consulted
converted
convinced
coordinated
corrected
counseled
counted
created
defined
delegated
delivered
demonstrated
designed
determined
developed
devised
directed
discovered
dispatched
displayed
distributed
drafted
earned
edited
elected
eliminated
employed
encouraged
enlisted
ensured
entered
established
estimated
evaluated
examined
expedited
explored
extended
facilitated
familiarized
filed
forecasted
formulated
fostered
gained
gathered
generated
graded
greeted
handled
helped
highlighted
identified
illustrated
implemented
improved
incorporated
increased
informed
initiated
innovated
inspected
inspired
instructed
interpreted
interviewed
inventoried
invested
investigated
joined
judged
launched
learned
led  
managed
marketed
maximized
measured
monitored
notified
observed
obtained
opened
operated
orchestrated
ordered
organized
participated
persuaded
planned
prepared
presented
processed
produced
projected
promoted
proofed
proposed
provided
publicized
published
purchased
received
recognized
recommended
recorded
recruited
reduced
reorganized
repaired
replaced
reported
represented
researched
resolved
restructured
reviewed
revised
saved
scheduled
screened
selected
sent
served  
shipped
showed
sold
solved
sought
specified
spoke
sponsored
started
stopped
straightened
streamlined
strengthened
studied
submitted
suggested
summarized
supervised
surpassed
taught
tested
trained
transferred
updated
upgraded
used