20 Action Verbs for Your Resume

20 Action Verbs for Your Resume

Using powerful verbs in your resume shows that you know how to action and know the right words to use when describing your accomplishments. Action verbs make your resume stand out, catch the employer’s eye and keep your resume from sounding like a person who just “did things”.

Read these 20 action verbs for your resume to make it stand out. Make yourself look like a hero while you are at it!

“The Visionary”

1. Devised

2. Formulated

3. Implemented

4. Created

5. Pioneered

As the Visionary, you are the person who knows how to see into the future and you have the skill to create plans and implement them with success!

“The Frugal One”

6. Conserved

7. Consolidated

8. Decreased

9. Deducted

10. Lessened

As the Frugal One, you seem to have a knack for knowing how to save time and money better than anyone. You know how to help teams operate more efficiently. You always know how to show the ways you saved money and time along the way.

“The Project Leader”

11. Controlled

12. Executed

13. Headed

14. Orchestrated

15. Oversaw

The “Project Leader” is the certifiable “person who gets things done”. Using words like “Led”, you know justice. Use the words that leave no doubt you are the person to hire for project management roles.

“The Improvement Specialist”

16. Modified

17. Centralized

18. Clarified

19. Customized

20. Remodeled

So, everyone is happy with the way things are, and you are not. You know things can always be better. You have a way of getting everyone on board, too, and spotting things others do not.

In closing

There are many more action verbs you can try to show that you are a leader in your industry. One of the things you can try right away to upgrade your resume: Stop using words that sound cliche or get used in every resume out there. Leaders make up only 2% of the world’s workforce. So, you can be a little different and creative.

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