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Resume Action Words - Writing Resumes &Cover Letters



What are action words?

Action words are also known as keywords. These are strong words that should be used to describe yourself. It is important to impress the person reading your resume. Action words will help your resume to stand out. Remember your resume is an advertisement for yourself. It is important that you "spice it up" as much as you can without going overboard.

  • achieved
  • adapted
  • administered
  • budgeted
  • calculated
  • coordinated
  • conducted
  • changed
  • collaborated
  • composed
  • condensed
  • constructed
  • contracted
  • coordinated
  • created
  • demonstrated
  • designed
  • developed
  • devised
  • discovered
  • edited
  • enforced
  • established
  • expanded
  • explained
  • formed
  • founded
  • guided
  • hired
  • implemented
  • improved
  • insured
  • interpreted
  • launched
  • maintained
  • managed
  • marketed
  • minimized
  • negotiated
  • obtained
  • operated
  • organized
  • oversaw
  • performed
  • planned
  • prevented
  • produced
  • programmed
  • promoted
  • publicized
  • reorganized
  • researched
  • set up
  • simplified
  • solved
  • staffed
  • supervise
  • taught
  • tested
  • trained


What is a resume?

Types of Resumes

Functional Resumes

Functional Resumes Content

Chronological Resumes

Chronological Resume Formats

Combination Resumes

Resume Tips

Action Words For Resumes

Resume's Contact Information

Resume's Objective Statement

Resume's Educational Information

Your Resume's Education Placement

What is a cover letter?

What should included in a cover letter?

Cover Letter Tips

Types of Cover Letters

Online Resumes Safety