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Action Verbs

Use past tense for previous experiences or accomplishments, present tense for current positions.

accomplished

achieved

acted as/on

adapted

addressed

adjusted

administered

advised

advocated

aided

allocated

amended

analyzed

applied

appraised

approved

arranged

ascertained

assembled

assessed

assigned

assisted

attained

attended

audited

augmented

authorized

balanced

bargained

benchmarked

broadened

budgeted

built

calculated

canvassed

carried out

catalogued

centralized

chaired

checked

chose

clarified

classified

coached

collaborated

collected

combined

communicated

compared

compiled

completed

composed

computed

conceived

conceptualized

concluded

condensed

conducted

confirmed

consolidated

constructed

consulted

controlled

converted

convinced

coordinated

corrected

corresponded

counseled

created

critiqued

cultivated

customized

dealt with

decided

decreased

defined

delegated

delivered

demonstrated

described

designated

designed

determined

developed

devised

directed

discovered

displayed

disseminated

distinguished

distributed

documented

drafted

edited

eliminated

employed

encouraged

enforced

engineered

enhanced

enlisted

ensured

established

estimated

evaluated

examined

exceeded

executed

exercised

exhibited

expanded

expedited

explained

explored

extracted

facilitated

familiarized

fielded

finalized

financed

forecasted

formalized

formatted

formulated

founded

furnished

gathered

gauged

generated

guided

headed

hired

hosted

identified

illustrated

implemented

improved

improvised

incorporated

increased

influenced

informed

initiated

inspected

installed

instituted

instructed

integrated

interacted

interpreted

interviewed

introduced

invented

inventoried

investigated

involved

issued

launched

lectured

led

leveraged

lobbied

located

maintained

managed

marketed

maximized

measured

mediated

minimized

modeled

moderated

modified

monitored

motivated

negotiated

observed

obtained

operated

orchestrated

ordered

organized

oriented

originated

overhauled

oversaw

participated

performed

persuaded

planned

polled

predicted

prepared

presented

preserved

presided

priced

prioritized

probed

processed

produced

programmed

projected

promoted

proofread

proposed

provided

publicized

published

purchased

pursued

quantified

quoted

raised

ranked

rated

recommended

reconciled

recorded

recruited

redesigned

reduced

referred

refined

registered

regulated

reorganized

replaced

reported

represented

researched

resolved

responded

restored

restructured

revamped

reviewed

revised

revitalized

scheduled

screened

searched

secured

selected

served (as)

set (up)

settled

shortened

simplified

sold

solicited

solved

spearheaded

specified

spoke

standardized

streamlined

strengthened

studied

submitted

substantiated

suggested

summarized

supervised

supplied

supported

surpassed

surveyed

synthesized

systematized

tailored

targeted

taught

team-taught

tested

trained

transferred

transformed

translated

transmitted

trimmed

tutored

unified

updated

upgraded

validated

verified

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