Action Verb List for Resumes

from the Damn Good Resume Guide by Yana Parker, Berkely: Ten Speed Press

Management Skills Research Skills Financial Skills Detail Skills
administered clarified administered approved
analyzed collected allocated arranged
assigned critiqued analyzed catalogued
attained diagnosed appraised classified
chaired evaluated audited collected
consolidated examined balanced compiled
contracted extracted budgeted dispatched
coordinated identified calculated executed
delegated inspected computed generated
developed interviewed developed implemented
directed investigated forecasted inspected
evaluated organized managed monitored
executed reviewed marketed operated
improved summarized planned organized
increased surveyed projected prepared
organized systematized researched processed
oversaw     purchased
planned Technical Skills Creative Skills recorded
prioritized assembled acted retrieved
produced built conceptualized screened
recommended calculated created specified
reviewed computed customized systematized
scheduled designed designed tabulated
strengthened devised developed validated
supervised engineered directed  
  fabricated established Additional Verbs for Accomplishments
Communication Skills maintained fashioned achieved
addressed operated founded expanded
arbitrated overhauled illustrated improved
arranged programmed initiated pioneered
authored remodeled instituted reduced (losses)
collaborated repaired integrated resolved (problems)
convinced solved introduced restored
developed upgraded invented spearheaded
directed   originated transformed
drafted Teaching Skills performed  
edited adapted planned  
enlisted advised revitalized  
formulated clarified shaped  
influenced coached    
interpreted

communicated

Helping Skills  
lectured coordinated assessed  
mediated demystified assisted  
moderated developed clarified  
negotiated enabled coached  
persuaded encouraged counseled  
promoted evaluated demonstrated  
publicized explained diagnosed  
reconciled facilitated educated  
recruited guided expedited  
spoke informed facilitated  
translated instructed

familiarized

 
wrote persuaded guided  
  set goals motivated  
  stimulated referred  
  trained rehabilitated  
    represented