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 Embraced Challenges Integrated Prioritized, Prioritised
Adapted Experimented Managed Conflict Remained Flexible
Adjusted Improvised Navigated Transformed

Career Management 
Accelerated Expanded Hired Mastered
Administered Explored Improved Officiated
Contracted Facilitated Learned Promoted
Endorsed Furthered Leveraged Engaged
Envisioned

Coachability
Accepted Constructive Criticism Learned Responded to Input Took Direction
Accepted Responsibility Respected Reflected Took Ownership

Communication
Addressed Conferred Enlivened Lobbied
Advertised Conveyed Expressed Marketed
Answered Corresponded Facilitated Negotiated
Articulated Debated Ignited Persuaded
Authored Defined Illustrated Presented
Briefed Described Informed Reviewed
Campaigned Discussed Instructed Spoke
Clarified Drafted Interpreted Summarized, Summarised
Co-authored Documented Lectured Wrote
Composed Edited Listened

Critical Thinking
Analyzed, Analysed Examined Merged Restructured
Assembled Explored Modified Revamped
Assessed Forecasted Optimized, Optimised Revitalized, Revitalised
Audited Formulated Overhauled Simplified
Calculated Identified Redesigned Solved
Conceptualized Innovated Refined Streamlined
Devised Investigated  Refocused Updated
Evaluated Mapped Remodeled

Digital Technology
Analyzed, Analysed Customized, Customised Designed Operated
Coded Installed Modeled Programmed
Compiled Interfaced Networked Tested
Computed

Empathy
Cared Guided Related Sympathized
Considered Listened Respected Understood
Empathized Mentored Supported

Entrepreneurship
Built Developed Formulated Introduced
Charted Engineered Founded Launched
Conceived Established Initiated Piloted
Created Forged Innovated Pioneered
Designed

Leadership
Chaired Elected Inspired Orchestrated
Championed Empowered Led Oversaw
Coached Executed Mentored Spearheaded
Coordinated Fostered Motivated Transformed
Delegated Guided Optimized, Optimised Unified
Deployed

Multi-Cultural Fluency
Bridged Interpreted Reconciled

People Management
Advised Coordinated Encouraged Oversaw
Assigned Delegated Influenced Resolved
Built Relationship(s) Directed Informed Supervised
Coached Educated Led Trained
Collaborated Employed Managed

Professionalism
Committed Ensured Respected Surpassed
Considered Managed Expectations Succeeded Verified
Dedicated Negotiated 

Resilience
Adapted Grew Overcame Strengthened
Changed Improvised Reached Succeeded
Coped Learned Recovered Updated
Earned Merged Restructured

Teamwork & Collaboration
Aided Enabled Guided Partnered
Aligned Encouraged Harmonized, Harmonised Resolved
Assisted Exchanged Ideas Incorporated Shaped
Collaborated Facilitated Mentored Supported
Contributed Gathered Participated Teamed
Cooperated

Time Management
Delegated Met deadlines Planned Set Goals
Expedited Multi-tasked Prioritized, Prioritised Strategized, Strategised
Managed Competing Priorities Organized, Organised Scheduled

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