University of Houston-Victoria

University College

Action Verbs for Resumes

Action Verbs

Action Verbs

Management
Skills

strengthened

reconciled

built

enabled

managed

shaped

dispatched

administered

supervised

recruited

calculated

encouraged

marketed

Helping Skills

executed

analyzed

Communication
Skills

spoke

computed

evaluated

planned

assessed

generated

assigned

addressed

translated

designed

explained

projected

assisted

implemented

attained

arbitrated

wrote

devised

facilitated

researched

clarified

inspected

chaired

arranged

Research
Skills

engineered

guided

Creative Skills

coached

monitored

contracted

authored

clarified

fabricated

informed

acted

counseled

operated

consolidated

corresponded

collected

maintained

initiated

conceptualized

demonstrated

organized

coordinated

developed

critiqued

operated

instructed

created

diagnosed

prepared

delegated

directed

diagnosed

overhauled

persuaded

designed

educated

processed

developed

drafted

evaluated

programmed

set goals

developed

expedited

purchased

directed

edited

examined

remodeled

stimulated

directed

facilitated

recorded

evaluated

enlisted

extracted

repaired

Financial
Skills

established

familiarized

retrieved

executed

formulated

identified

solved

administered

fashioned

guided

screened

improved

influenced

inspected

trained

allocated

founded

referred

specified

increased

interpreted

interviewed

upgraded

analyzed

illustrated

rehabilitated

systematized

organized

lectured

investigated

Teaching Skills

appraised

instituted

represented

tabulated

oversaw

mediated

organized

adapted

audited

integrated

Clerical or
Detail Skills

validated

planned

moderated

reviewed

advised

balanced

introduced

approved

 

prioritized

motivated

summarized

clarified

budgeted

invented

arranged

produced

negotiated

surveyed

coached

calculated

originated

catalogued

recommended

persuaded

systematized

communicated

computed

performed

classified

reviewed

promoted

Technical
Skills

coordinated

developed

planned

collected

scheduled

publicized

assembled

developed

forecast

revitalized

compiled