University of Vermont

Resume Action Verbs

Your experiences can start with one of the following verbs to add energy to your experience statements ... such as:

  • Advised a group of 50 students while organizing weekly campus events
  • Edited ten writers' stories on a weekly deadline for campus publication

Some action verbs to choose from:

  • accelerated
  • accommodated
  • accomplished
  • achieved
  • acquired
  • acted
  • activated
  • adapted
  • added
  • addressed
  • adjusted
  • administered
  • admitted
  • advanced
  • advised
  • aided
  • alleviated
  • allocated
  • allowed
  • altered
  • ameliorated
  • amended
  • analyzed
  • appointed
  • apportioned
  • appraised
  • apprised
  • approved
  • approximated
  • arbitrated
  • arranged
  • ascertained
  • assembled
  • assessed
  • assigned
  • attained
  • attested
  • audited
  • augmented
  • authored
  • authorized
  • balanced
  • bolstered
  • boosted
  • brainstormed
  • budgeted
  • built
  • calculated
  • catalogued
  • centralized
  • certified
  • chaired
  • charted
  • clarified
  • classified
  • coached
  • collaborated
  • collected
  • commissioned
  • committed
  • communicated
  • compared
  • compiled
  • composed
  • computed
  • conceptualized
  • concluded
  • confirmed
  • consented
  • consolidated
  • constructed
  • contracted
  • contributed
  • converted
  • convinced
  • cooperated
  • coordinated
  • correlated
  • corresponded
  • counseled
  • created
  • critiqued
  • customized
  • debugged
  • deciphered
  • dedicated
  • delegated
  • deliberated
  • demonstrated
  • designated
  • designed
  • determined
  • devaluated
  • developed
  • devised
  • diagnosed
  • directed
  • disbursed
  • dispatched
  • displayed
  • drafted
  • eased
  • eclipsed
  • edited
  • educated
  • elevated
  • elicited
  • employed
  • empowered
  • enabled
  • encouraged
  • endorsed
  • engineered
  • enhanced
  • enlarged
  • enlisted
  • enriched
  • enumerated
  • envisioned
  • established
  • estimated
  • evaluated
  • examined
  • excelled
  • executed
  • exercised
  • expanded
  • expedited
  • explained
  • extended
  • extracted
  • fabricated
  • facilitated
  • familiarized
  • fashioned
  • figured
  • finalized
  • forecasted
  • formulated
  • fostered
  • founded
  • fulfilled
  • generated
  • grew
  • guaranteed
  • guided
  • helped
  • hired
  • identified
  • illustrated
  • implemented
  • improved
  • improvised
  • increased
  • indexed
  • indicated
  • inferred
  • influenced
  • informed
  • initiated
  • innovated
  • inspected
  • inspired
  • instituted
  • instructed
  • integrated
  • interceded
  • interpreted
  • interviewed
  • introduced
  • invented
  • investigated
  • involved
  • issued
  • judged
  • justified
  • launched
  • lectured
  • led
  • licensed
  • lightened
  • linked
  • maintained
  • marketed
  • measured
  • mediated
  • minimized
  • mobilized
  • modeled
  • moderated
  • modernized
  • modified
  • monitored
  • motivated
  • multiplied
  • negotiated
  • officiated
  • operated
  • orchestrated
  • organized
  • originated
  • overhauled
  • performed
  • persuaded
  • pioneered
  • planned
  • polished
  • prepared
  • prescribed
  • prioritized
  • processed
  • procured
  • produced
  • programmed
  • projected
  • promoted
  • publicized
  • purchased
  • queried
  • questioned
  • raised
  • rated
  • realized
  • recommended
  • reconciled
  • recorded
  • recruited
  • rectified
  • reduced (losses)
  • refined
  • referred
  • reformed
  • regarded
  • regulated
  • rehabilitated
  • reinforced
  • rejuvenated
  • related
  • relieved
  • remedied
  • remodeled
  • repaired
  • reported
  • represented
  • researched
  • reserved
  • resolved (problems)
  • restored
  • retrieved
  • revamped
  • reviewed
  • revised
  • revitalized
  • revived
  • sanctioned
  • satisfied
  • scheduled
  • screened
  • scrutinized
  • secured
  • served
  • set goals
  • settled
  • shaped
  • smoothed
  • solicited
  • solved
  • sought
  • spearheaded
  • specified
  • spoke
  • stimulated
  • streamlined
  • strengthened
  • studied
  • submitted
  • substantiated
  • suggested
  • summarized
  • supervised
  • supplemented
  • supported
  • surveyed
  • sustained
  • synthesized
  • systematized
  • tabulated
  • tailored
  • taught
  • traced
  • trained
  • transacted
  • transformed
  • translated
  • transmitted
  • updated
  • upgraded
  • validated
  • valued
  • verified
  • visualized
  • wrote

Last modified August 28 2012 02:17 PM