How to Write a Resume - Using Action Verbs

 

When learning how to write a resume, the use of action verbs in a resume will help you create a more compelling document, and one that’s interesting to read and will help you stand out from the competition. Using "action verbs" as a common ingredient will give the resume both power, and direction.

 

For example..."Managed the review of business reports" is a simple statement, but doesn't really do too much for the reader. "Spearheaded a full review of business reports which contributed to greater financial clarity for the business to understand key performance drivers" - sounds much more powerful and interesting. Action verbs allow you to craft strong value-add statements within the resume

 

Here’s some Action Verbs to Get You Started:

 

Communication Management Administration
addressed
arbitrated
arranged
authored
corresponded
developed
directed
drafted
edited
enlisted
formulated
influenced
interpreted
lectured
mediated
moderated
motivated
negotiated
persuaded
promoted
publicised
reconciled
recruited
spoke
translated
wrote

administered
analysed
assigned
attained
chaired
contracted
consolidated
coordinated
delegated
developed
directed
evaluated
executed
improved
increased
organised
oversaw
planned
prioritized
produced
recommended
reviewed
scheduled
strengthened
supervised

 

 

approved
arranged
catalogued
classified
collected
compiled
dispatched
executed
generated
implemented
inspected
monitored
operated
organized
prepared
organised
prepared
processed
purchased
recorded
retrieved
screened
specified
systematised
validated

 

Research Financial Creative
clarified
collected
critiqued
diagnosed
evaluated
examined
extracted
identified
inspected
interpreted
interviewed
investigated
organised
reviewed
summarised
surveyed
systematised

administered
allocated
analysed
appraised
audited
balanced
budgeted
calculated
computed
designed
developed
forecasted
managed
marketed
planned
projected
researched
streamlined
tailored
acted
conceptualised
created
designed
developed
directed
established
fashioned
founded
illustrated
instituted
integrated
introduced
invented
originated
performed
planned
revitalised
shaped

 

 

 

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