Action Verbs

When crafting your resume, you'll want to lead with strong action verbs. Below are a few examples to help you get started.

SAMPLE ACTION VERBS

If You Led or Managed a Group, Initiative, or Project

If You Envisioned and Brought to Life a Project

If You Saved the Company Time or Money

If You Increased Efficiency, Sales, Revenue, or Customer Satisfaction

If You Changed or Improved Something

If You Managed a Project or Team

If You Brought in Partners, Funding, or Resources

  • Acquired
  • Forged
  • Navigated
  • Negotiated
  • Partnered
  • Secured

If You Supported Customers or Others

  • Advised
  • Advocated
  • Arbitrated
  • Coached
  • Counseled
  • Consulted
  • Educated
  • Encouraged
  • Fielded
  • Informed
  • Resolved
  • Sustained

If You Used Research and Analytical Skills

  • Analyzed
  • Assessed
  • Audited
  • Calculated
  • Discovered
  • Evaluated
  • Examined
  • Forecasted
  • Identified
  • Interpreted
  • Investigated
  • Mapped
  • Measured
  • Qualified
  • Quantified
  • Tested
  • Tracked

If You Wrote or Communicated

  • Authored
  • Briefed
  • Campaigned
  • Composed
  • Conveyed
  • Convinced
  • Corresponded
  • Critiqued
  • Documented
  • Edited
  • Illustrated
  • Lobbied
  • Persuaded
  • Promoted
  • Publicized
  • Reviewed

If You Oversaw or Regulated

  • Authorized
  • Delegated
  • Dispatched
  • Enforced
  • Ensured
  • Inspected
  • Itemized
  • Monitored
  • Screened
  • Scrutinized
  • Verified

If You Achieved Something:

  • Attained
  • Awarded
  • Completed
  • Demonstrated
  • Exceeded
  • Outperformed
  • Reached
  • Recognized
  • Showcased
  • Succeeded
  • Surpassed