How to Write a Resume:
Improve your Resume with Power Verbs
The following list of power verbs is to help you think of your skills, experience and achievements. Using "action verbs", as they are often called, will help you create a more powerful resume. Try not to use the same word over and over. Use a synonym instead.
A, B abridged, absolved, accelerated, accomplished, accounted for, achieved, acquired, acted, adapted, added, addressed, adjusted, administered, advanced, advertised, advised, aided, allocated, altered, analyzed, answered, applied, appointed, appraised, approved, arbitrated, arranged, articulated, assembled, assessed, assigned, assimilated, assisted, attained, attended, audited, augmented, authored, authorized, automated, balanced, began, bid, blended, broadened, budgeted, built
C calculated, calibrated, cared for, carved, categorized, catalogued, chaired, changed, charted, chose, clarified, classified, coached, coded, collaborated, collated, collected, combined, communicated, compared, compiled, completed, composed, compounded, computed, conceived, conceptualized, condensed, conducted, conferred, confirmed, confronted, conserved, considered, consolidated, contracted, constructed, consulted, contacted, contracted, contributed, controlled, converted, conveyed, convinced, cooperated, coordinated, copied, corrected, corresponded, counseled, created, critiqued, customized, cut
D debated, debugged, decided, decreased, defined, delegated, delineated, delivered, demonstrated, derived, described, designated, designed, detected, determined, developed, devised, diagnosed, differentiated, directed, disbursed, discovered, dispatched, dispensed, displayed, disproved, distinguished, distributed, diversified, documented, doubled, drafted, dramatized, drew up
E earned, edited, educated, effected, elaborated, elicited, eliminated, enabled, encouraged, enforced, engineered, enhanced, enlisted, ensured, entertained, established, estimated, evaluated, examined, exceeded, executed, exhibited, expanded, expedited, experimented, explained, explored, expressed, extended, extracted