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Action verbs to use for an interview/resumé

These are some action verbs that should be used in your interviews and resumes. Action verbs help create for you the perception that you are a go-getter and someone who gets things done. Using too much passive terminology will make you appear to be slow moving and lazy.

accomplished 
achieved 
acquired 
adapted 
administered 
advanced 
advised 
allocated 
analysed 
applied 
appointed 
approved 
arranged 
assessed 
assigned 
assisted 
attained 
audited
bought 
broadened 
budgeted 
built
calculated 
centralised 
chaired 
clarified 
collaborated 
combined 
completed 
composed 
conceived 
concluded 
condensed 
conducted 
constructed 
consulted 
contracted
contributed 
controlled 
converted 
coordinated 
corrected 
created 
cut
decentralised 
decreased 
defined 
demonstrated 
designated 
designed 
determined

developed 
directed 
discovered 
documented 
doubled
earned
edited 
eliminated 
employed 
enforced 
established 
estimated 
evaluated 
examined 
exceeded 
negotiated 
executed 
exercised 
expanded 
expedited 
extended
financed 
forecasted 
formed 
formulated
founded
fulfilled
generated
generated
guided
handled
headed
helped
hired
identified
implemented
improved
increased
influenced
initiated
innovated
inspected
installed
instructed
integrated
interpreted
interviewed
introduced
invented
invested
investigated

led 
liquidated 
located
made
maintained 
managed 
marketed 
meditated 
minimised 
modernized
modified 
monitored 
motivated
negotiated
negotiated
obtained
operated
ordered
organised
originated
overhauled
oversaw
participated
performed
planned
prepared
presented
prevented
prioritised
processed
procured
produced
programmed
projected
prompted
proposed
proved
provided
published
purchased
realised
recommended
recruited
reduced
reinforced
renegotiated
reorganised
reported
represented
researched 
resolved

restored 
reviewed 
revised
saved
scheduled 
secured 
selected 
served 
settled 
shaped 
showed 
simplified 
sold 
solved 
sponsored 
staffed 
standardised 
started 
streamlined 
strengthened 
structured 
studied 
suggested 
summarized 
supervised 
supported 
surpassed 
surveyed 
sustained
tailored
taught 
tested 
traded 
trained 
transformed 
translated 
trimmed 
tripled
undertook 
used 
utilised
verified
won 
wrote
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