Useful Vocabulary for a Résumé and Interview
Great Action Words for Your Résumé
Verb Example Sentence
accomplished I've accomplished a lot in my current position.
acted She's acted as head of the department.
adapted I adapt to team working situations easily.
administered I administered four committees.
advanced I've advanced many new ideas.
advised I advised management on purchasing decisions.
allocated I allocated resources on a weekly basis.
analyzed I analyzed financial data.
applied I applied my knowledge to workflow.
approved I approved new products for manufacturing.
arbitrated I arbitrated for Fortune 500 companies.
arranged I arranged meetings.
assisted I assisted the CEO.
attained I attained the highest level of certification.
blended I blended traditional approaches with new insights.
brought I brought a team player sensibility to the job.
built We built more than 200 homes.
carried out I carried out a wide range of duties.
cataloged I cataloged our company's library.
collaborated I've collaborated with more than fifty clients.
completed I completed the highest level of the training.
conceived I've conceived of numerous products.
conducted I conducted telephone surveys.
constructed I constructed prototypes for marketing.
consulted I've consulted on a wide range of issues.
contracted I've contracted with large and small businesses.
controlled I controlled more than $40,000,000.
cooperated I cooperated successfully on more than team projects.
coordinated I coordinated between sales and marketing departments.
corrected I edited and corrected company brochures.
counseled I counseled clients on insurance policies.
created I created more than twenty advertising campaigns.
dealt I've dealt with a wide variety of issues.
decided I've decided I need to further my career.
decreased I decreased spending while improving profits.
delegated I've delegated tasks on a number of projects.
detected I detected a number of mistakes.
developed I developed an invention.
devised I devised a plan to improve profits.
directed I directed the sales department.
discovered I discovered the reason.
distributed We distributed throughout the country.
documented I documented company policies.
doubled We doubled profits in only two years.
edited I edited company communications.
encouraged We encouraged research and development.
engineered I engineered a wide range of applications.
enlarged I enlarged our community outreach.
escalated We escalated the problems to the director.
established I established company guidelines.
estimated I estimated future costs.
evaluated I evaluated investment opportunities.
examined I examined sites for pollution.
expanded I expanded our sales to Canada.
experienced We experienced difficulties meeting the deadline.
explored We explored a wide range of possibilities.
facilitated I facilitated an exchange of ideas between the companies.
finalized I finalized projections for the year.
formulated I formulated answers to the questions.
founded I've founded two companies.
functioned I functioned as a liaison between management and employees.
guided I guided operations through the process.
handled I handled customer complaints.
headed I headed an exploratory committee.
identified I identified issues and reported back to management.
implemented I implemented company plans.
improved I improved the feedback process.
increased We increased sales by over 50%.
initiated I initiated investments into the latest technology.
inspected We inspected more than two hundred companies.
installed I installed air-conditioning units.
introduced We introduced innovate products.
invented The company invented double-sided tape.
investigated I investigated customer complaints.
led I led the sales department to its best year.
maintained I maintained the company database.
managed I've managed more than five hundred employees.
moderated I moderated negotiations between the two companies.
negotiated I negotiated a better deal for the company.
operated I've operated heavy machinery.
organized I've organized many projects.
performed I performed as company clerk.
pioneered We pioneered new sound technologies.
planned I planned company retreats.
prepared I prepared documents for management.
presented I presented at many conferences.
programmed I programmed the company database.
promoted I promoted employees in human resources.
provided We provided feedback to management.
purchased I purchased materials for the company.
recommended I recommended cutbacks at the company.
recorded I recorded notes during meetings.
recruited We recruited the best talent.
redesigned I redesigned company workflow.
repaired I repaired watches for a few years.
replaced I replaced the director after only six months.
restored I restored the company to profitability.
reversed We reversed the trend and grew.
reviewed I reviewed company documents and made recommendations.
revised I revised figures at the end of each quarter.
screened I screened applicants during job interviews.
selected I selected employees and assigned tasks.
serviced We serviced all the buses in the area.
set up I set up four branches.
stimulated I stimulated discussion between departments.
strengthened We strengthened sales abroad.
summarized I summarized complex ideas so everyone could understand.
supervised I supervised two teams on the project.
supported I supported management with research.
tested I tested a number of devices in the field.
trained I trained employees.
transformed We transformed the company in a short time.
upgraded We upgraded our IT infrastructure.
validated I validated customer claims.