Describe Your Skills Using Strong Action Verbs

Using strong action verbs throughout your resume is a great way to ensure you have a strong resume. Some of the best places to use action verbs are in your experience, summary/objective, achievement, and/or award section(s). 
Use this list of strong action verbs to create a powerful resume! When you use strong action verbs on your resume, you are highlighting the essential skills you can bring to any job position! 

Adaptability
Accommodated Focused Managed Conflict Recommended
Adapted Improved Navigated Remained Flexible
Adjusted Improvised Overhauled Transformed
Embraced Changes Innovated Pivoted
Experimented Integrated Prioritized

Career Management 
Championed Facilitated Interned Promoted
Developed Founded Investigated Transformed
Examined Furthered Learned
Expanded Improved Mastered
Explored Inspected Pioneered

Critical Thinking
Analyzed Customized Innovated Restructured
Assembled Devised Investigated  Revamped
Assessed Discovered Mapped Revitalized
Audited Evaluated Merged Simplified
Brainstormed Examined Modified Solved
Calculated Explored Overhauled Streamlined
Clarified Identified Refocused
Created Improvised Remodeled

Coachability
Accepted Constructive Criticism Adjusted Received Feedback Self Reflected
Accepted Responsibility Committed Respected Took Direction
Adapted Learned Responded to Input Took Ownership
Communication
Authored Critiqued Illustrated Provided Feedback
Briefed Defined Informed Publicized
Campaigned Documented Instructed Reviewed
Clarified Edited Interpreted Spoke
Co-authored Engaged Listened Summarized
Collaborated Enlivened Lobbied Taught
Composed Facilitated Performed Wrote
Conveyed Gathered Persuaded
Convinced Identified Presented
Corresponded Ignited Promoted

Digital Technology
Analyzed Compiled Designed Programmed
Coded Computed Developed Tested

Empathy
Accommodated Guided Mentored Supported
Cared Helped Perceived Sympathized
Considered Incorporated Related Taught
Empathized Listened Respected Understood

Entrepreneurship
Administered Developed Formulated Launched
Built Devised Founded Piloted
Charted Engineered Initiated Pioneered
Conceived Established Innovated Spearheaded
Created Forged Instituted Transformed
Designed Formed Introduced Upgraded
Leadership
Advocated Empowered Led Planned
Chaired Executed Managed Spearheaded
Coached Facilitated Mentored Supervised
Coordinated Guided Motivated Taught
Delegated Headed Orchestrated Trained
Deployed Influenced Organized Transformed
Developed Launched Oversaw Unified

Multi-Cultural Fluency
Articulated Bridged Communicated Interpreted

People Management
Advised Delegated Informed Oversaw
Advocated Deployed Led Persuaded
Built Relationship(s) Developed Listened Resolved
Coached Directed Managed Supervised
Collaborated Educated Mentored Trained
Communicated Fostered Mobilized Unified
Consulted Galvanized Networked
Coordinated Influenced Orchestrated

Professionalism
Committed Found Solutions Negotiated Standardized
Communicated Inspected Respected Succeeded
Considered Learned Scrutinized Surpassed
Dedicated Managed Expectations Showcased Verified
Ensured Monitored Simplified

Resilience
Adapted Grew Reached Revamped
Boosted Improvised Recovered Saved
Changed Integrated Redesigned Strengthened
Converted Learned Refined Succeeded
Coped Merged Remodeled Surpassed
Customized Overcame Reorganized Updated
Earned Overhauled Restructured Upgraded
Teamwork & Collaboration
Aligned Directed Guided Participated
Assisted Enabled Harmonized Partnered
Collaborated Encouraged Incorporated Shaped
Contributed Exchanged Ideas Inspired Supported
Cooperated Facilitated Mentored Teamed
Coordinated Fostered Mobilized Unified
Cultivated Gathered Motivated United

Time Management
Achieved Expedited Organized Scheduled
Assessed Managed Competing Priorities Outsourced Set goals
Delegated Met deadlines Planned Strategized
Estimated Multi-tasked Prioritized
Evaluated Optimized Responded

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