When writing your resume and cover letter, make sure to use action verbs instead of passive verbs to describe your duties. It will sound more convincing. In addition, use a variety of verbs and don’t repeat the same verbs too often. This list should help you build your resume and cover letter with a variety of action verbs.
Abstracted, Addressed, Arbitrated, Arranged, Authored, Collaborated, Convinced, Corresponded, Delivered, Developed, Directed, Documented, Drafted, Edited, Energized, Enlisted, Formulated, Influenced, Interpreted, Lectured, Liaised, Mediated, Moderated, Negotiated, Persuaded, Presented, Promoted, Publicized, Reconciled, Recruited ,Reported, Rewrote, Spoke, Suggested, Synthesized, Translated, Verbalized, Wrote
Acted, Composed, Conceived, Conceptualized, Created, Customized, Designed, Developed, Directed, Established, Fashioned, Founded, Illustrated, Initiated, Instituted, Integrated, Introduced, Invented, Originated, Performed, Planned, Published, Redesigned, Revised,
Revitalized, Shaped, Visualized
Accommodate, adapt, adjust, altered, amended, balanced, converted, grew, improvised, tailored
Assessed, Assisted, Clarified, Coached, Counseled, Demonstrated, Diagnosed, Educated, Enhanced, Expedited, Facilitated, Familiarized, Guided, Motivated, Participated, Proposed, Provided, Referred, Rehabilitated, Represented, Served, Supported
Accomplished, Achieved, Administered, Analyzed, Assigned, Attained, Chaired, Consolidated, Contracted, Coordinated, Delegated, Developed, Directed, Earned, Evaluated, Executed, Handled, Headed, Impacted, Improved, Increased, Led, Mastered, Orchestrated, Organized, Oversaw, Planned, Predicted, Prioritized, Produced, Proved, Recommended, Regulated, Reorganized, Reviewed, Scheduled, Spearheaded, Strengthened, Supervised, Surpassed
Approved, Accelerated, Added, Arranged, Broadened, Cataloged, Centralized, Changed, Classified, Collected, Compiled, Completed, Controlled, Defined, Dispatched, Executed, Expanded, Gained, Gathered, Generated, Implemented, Inspected, Launched, Monitored, Operated, Organized, Prepared, Processed, Purchased, Recorded, Reduced, Reinforced, Retrieved, Screened, Selected, Simplified, Sold, Specified, Steered, Structured, Systematized, Tabulated, Unified, Updated, Utilized, Validated, Verified
Aided, alleviated, ameliorated, augmented, counseled, customized, debugged, eased, elevated, enlarged, extended, extracted, finalized, fulfilled, generated, identified, interceded, invented, lightened, polished, procured, reconciled, rectified, reduced, refined, reformed, rehabilitated, reinforced, rejuvenated, relieved, remedied, remodeled, repaired, restored, retrieved, revitalized, revived, settled, solicited, solved, streamlined, strengthened, supplemented, transformed
Administered, Allocated, Analyzed, Appraised, Audited, Balanced, Budgeted, Calculated, Computed, Developed, Forecasted, Managed, Marketed, Maximized, Minimized, Planned, Projected, Researched
Clarified, Collected, Concluded, Conducted, Constructed, Critiqued, Derived, Determined, Diagnosed, Discovered, Evaluated, Examined, Extracted, Formed, Identified, Inspected, Interpreted, Interviewed, Investigated, Modeled, Organized, Resolved, Reviewed, Summarized,
Surveyed, Systematized, Tested
Adjusted, analyzed, apportioned, assessed, certified, compared, controlled, corrected, correlated, developed, discovered, established, examined, explored, graded, inspected, indexed, judged, licensed, maintained, measured, modified, monitored, officiated, overhauled, oversaw, policed, prohibited, refined, regulated, reviewed, revised, screened, set, scrutinized, supervised, supplied, tightened, traced, updated.
Adapted, Advised, Clarified, Coached, Communicated, Coordinated, Demystified, Developed, Enabled, Encouraged, Evaluated, Explained, Facilitated, Guided, Informed, Instructed, Persuaded, Set Goals, Stimulated, Studied ,Taught, Trained
Assembled, Built, Calculated, Computed, Designed, Devised, Engineered, Fabricated, Installed, Maintained, Operated, Optimized, Overhauled, Programmed, Remodeled, Repaired, Solved, Standardized, Streamlined ,Upgraded