Action Words for a Resume (by Skill)

Management Skills

administered, analyzed, assigned, attained, chaired, consolidated, contracted, coordinated, delegated, directed, evaluated, executed, improved, increased, organized, oversaw, planned, prioritized, produced, recommended, reviewed, scheduled, strengthened, supervised

 

Teaching Skills

adapted, advised, clarified, coached, communicated, coordinated, demystified, developed, enabled, encouraged, evaluated, explained, facilitated, guided, informed, instructed, persuaded, set goals, stimulated, trained
 

Communication Skills

addressed, arbitrated, arranged, authored, collaborated, convinced, corresponded, developed, directed, drafted, edited, enlisted, formulated, influenced, interpreted, lectured, mediated, moderated, negotiated, persuaded, promoted, publicized, reconciled, recruited, spoke, translated, wrote

 

Helping Skills

assessed, assisted, clarified, coached, counseled, demonstrated, diagnosed, educated, expedited, facilitated, guided, motivated, referred, rehabilitated, represented

 

Research Skills

clarified, collected, critiqued, diagnosed, evaluated, examined, extracted, identified, inspected, interpreted, interviewed, investigated, organized, reviewed, summarized, surveyed, systematized

 

Creative Skills

acted, conceptualized, created, customized, designed, developed, directed, established, fashioned, founded, illustrated, initiated, instituted, integrated, introduced, invented, originated, performed, planned, revitalized, shaped

 

Technical Skills

assembled, automated, built, calculated, computed, configured, designed, devised, engineered, fabricated, installed, maintained, operated, overhauled, programmed, remodeled, repaired, retrieved, solved, upgraded

 

Financial Skills

administered, allocated, analyzed, appraised, audited, balanced, budgeted, calculated, computed, developed, forecast, managed, marketed, planned, projected, researched

 

Clerical/Detail Skills

approved, arranged, catalogued, classified, collected, compiled, executed, generated, implemented, inspected, monitored, operated, organized, prepared, processed, purchased, recorded, retrieved, screened, specified, systematized, tabulated, validated

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