Action Verbs for Résumés and JobApplication Letters

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Section 2.13.1

Action Verbs for Résumés and Job Application Letters

Most employers want to hire active, energetic individuals. Use action verbs to emphasize and todescribe vividly what you have done and accomplished. The following list provides a sample ofeffective action verbs to use in résumés and job application letters.

acted
analyzed
assembled
assessed
briefed
calculated
coached
compared
compiled
composed
computed
coordinated
created
demonstrated
designed
developed
diagnosed
directed
edited
established
evaluated
executed
founded
implemented
instructed
invented
investigated
led
maintained
managed
negotiated
operated
organized
performed
planned
prepared
produced
promoted
reported
researched
restored
reviewed
searched
surveyed
synthesized
taught
tested
worked
wrote

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