Action verbs

Curated by hiring managers at top companies, these action words will ensure your bullet points stand out

Strong Accomplishment-driven Verbs

Accelerated

Achieved

Attained

Completed

Conceived

Convinced

Discovered

Doubled

Effected

Eliminated

Expanded

Expedited

Founded

Improved

Increased

Initiated

Innovated

Introduced

Invented

Launched

Mastered

Overcame

Overhauled

Pioneered

Reduced

Resolved

Revitalized

Spearheaded

Strengthened

Transformed

Upgraded

Tripled

Communication Skills

Addressed

Advised

Arranged

Authored

Co-authored

Co-ordinated

Communicated

Corresponded

Counselled

Developed

Demonstrated

Directed

Drafted

Enlisted

Facilitated

Formulated

Guided

Influenced

Interpreted

Interviewed

Instructed

Lectured

Led

Liased

Mediated

Moderated

Motivated

Negotiated

Persuaded

Presented

Promoted

Proposed

Publicized

Recommended

Reconciled

Recruited

Resolved

Taught

Trained

Translated

Entrepreneurial Skills

Composed

Conceived

Created

Designed

Developed

Devised

Established

Founded

Generated

Implemented

Initiated

Instituted

Introduced

Launched

Led

Opened

Originated

Pioneered

Planned

Prepared

Produced

Promoted

Started

Released

Management Skills

Administered

Analyzed

Assigned

Chaired

Consolidated

Contracted

Co-ordinated

Delegated

Developed

Directed

Evaluated

Executed

Organized

Oversaw

Planned

Prioritized

Produced

Recommended

Reorganized

Reviewed

Scheduled

Supervised

Managed

Guided

Leadership, Mentorship and Teaching Skills

Advised

Coached

Conducted

Directed

Guided

Demonstrated

Illustrated

Led

Managed

Organized

Performed

Presented

Taught

Trained

Mentored

Spearheaded

Authored

Accelerated

Achieved

Allocated

Completed

Awarded

Persuaded

Revamped

Influenced

Assessed

Clarified

Counseled

Diagnosed

Educated

Facilitated

Familiarized

Motivated

Participated

Provided

Referred

Rehabilitated

Reinforced

Represented

Moderated

Verified

Adapted

Coordinated

Developed

Enabled

Encouraged

Evaluated

Explained

Informed

Instructed

Lectured

Stimulated

Research and Analysis Skills

Analyzed

Assessed

Classified

Collated

Defined

Devised

Established

Evaluated

Forecasted

Identified

Interviewed

Investigated

Researched

Tested

Traced

Designed

Interpreted

Verified

Uncovered

Clarified

Collected

Critiqued

Diagnosed

Examined

Extracted

Inspected

Inspired

Organized

Reviewed

Summarized

Surveyed

Systemized

Problem Solving Skills

Arranged

Budgeted

Composed

Conceived

Conducted

Controlled

Co-ordinated

Eliminated

Improved

Investigated

Itemised

Modernised

Operated

Organised

Planned

Prepared

Processed

Produced

Redesigned

Reduced

Refined

Researched

Resolved

Reviewed

Revised

Scheduled

Simplified

Solved

Streamlined

Transformed

Examined

Revamped

Process Improvement, Consulting and Operations

Combined

Consolidated

Converted

Cut

Decreased

Developed

Devised

Doubled

Tripled

Eliminated

Expanded

Improved

Increased

Innovated

Minimised

Modernised

Recommended

Redesigned

Reduced

Refined

Reorganised

Resolved

Restructured

Revised

Saved

Serviced

Simplified

Solved

Streamlined

Strengthened

Transformed

Trimmed

Unified

Widened

Broadened

Revamped

Financial Skills

Administered

Allocated

Analyzed

Appraised

Audited

Balanced

Budgeted

Calculated

Computed

Developed

Managed

Planned

Projected

Researched

Restructured

Modelled

Design and Creative Skills

Acted

Conceptualized

Created

Customized

Designed

Developed

Directed

Redesigned

Established

Fashioned

Illustrated

Instituted

Integrated

Performed

Planned

Proved

Revised

Revitalized

Set up

Shaped

Streamlined

Structured

Tabulated

Validated

Clerical or Detail-oriented Skills

Approved

Arranged

Catalogued

Classified

Collected

Compiled

Dispatched

Executed

Filed

Generated

Implemented

Inspected

Monitored

Operated

Ordered

Organized

Prepared

Processed

Purchased

Recorded

Retrieved

Screened

Specified

Systematized