Resume Writing

List of Action Words for Use in a Resume

List of action words grouped by category
Helping Skills Communication Skills Technical Skills
assessed
assisted
counselled
demonstrated
diagnosed

facilitated
guided
referred
rehabilitated
represented

addressed
arranged

developed
directed
enlisted
influenced
motivated
promoted
publicized
recruited

adjusted
assembled
built
computed
designed
engineered
maintained
operated

repaired
upgraded

Management Skills Research Skills Creative Skills
administered
consolidated

delegated
executed
increased
planned
recommended
reviewed
strengthened
supervised

collected
critiqued
evaluated
inspected
interviewed

investigated
organized
summarized
surveyed
systematized

arranged
decorated
designed
fashioned
illustrated
introduced

invented
originated
performed
revitalized

Clerical/Detail Skills Teaching Skills Financial Skills
approved
catalogued
compiled
dispatched
generated
implemented
purchased
screened

tabulated
validated

advised
clarified
coached
enabled
encouraged

guided
instructed
persuaded
set goals
stimulated

located
analyzed

appraised
audited
budgeted
forecast
managed
marketed
projected
researched