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Résumé Action Verbs

Use this list of action verbs to highlight your accomplishments and skills.

  • achieved
  • advised
  • analyzed
  • assembled
  • attained
  • built
  • communicated
  • consolidated
  • coordinated
  • demonstrated
  • directed
  • displayed
  • employed
  • evaluated
  • expanded
  • formulated
  • guaranteed
  • increased
  • interpreted
  • introduced
  • maintained
  • modified
  • opposed
  • planned
  • recommended
  • simplified
  • strengthened
  • trained
  • utilized
  • activated
  • advocated
  • appraised
  • assisted
  • augmented
  • calculated
  • conceived
  • consulted
  • counseled
  • designed
  • discontinued
  • economized
  • encouraged
  • examined
  • expedited
  • founded
  • guided
  • informed
  • introduced
  • invested
  • managed
  • motivated
  • organized
  • produced
  • regulated
  • solved
  • studied
  • transformed
  • validated
  • adapted
  • aided
  • approved
  • assigned
  • authorized
  • classified
  • condensed
  • controlled
  • created
  • determined
  • discovered
  • educated
  • established
  • executed
  • extended
  • gained
  • illustrated
  • initiated
  • invested
  • investigated
  • merged
  • observed
  • originated
  • publicized
  • reorganized
  • sponsored
  • supervised
  • updated
  • administered
  • altered
  • arranged
  • assumed
  • balanced
  • collected
  • conferred
  • converted
  • curtailed
  • developed
  • dispatched
  • eliminated
  • estimated
  • exhibited
  • familiarized
  • governed
  • improved
  • instructed
  • investigated
  • lectured
  • minimized
  • operated
  • pioneered
  • published
  • restored
  • stabilized
  • taught
  • upgraded

Verbs to Describe Teaching Experiences

  • adopted
  • clarified
  • counseled
  • developed
  • established
  • facilitated
  • informed
  • instructed
  • planned
  • set goals
  • advocated
  • coached
  • created
  • discovered
  • evaluated
  • guided
  • instructed
  • motivated
  • prepared
  • stimulated
  • analyzed
  • communicated
  • demonstrated
  • enabled
  • expanded
  • illustrated
  • improved
  • observed
  • produced
  • trained
  • augmented
  • convinced
  • designed
  • encouraged
  • explained
  • improved
  • informed
  • persuaded
  • recommended

Contact Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career Advising Office
603-358-2500
Elliot Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435