Action Verbs

Here are some action oriented you can work into your resume and cover letter:

A

Abated
Abbreviated
Abolished
Abridged
Absorbed
Abstracted
Accelerated
Accompanied
Accomplished
Achieved
Acquired
Acted
Activated
Adapted
Added
Addressed
Adjusted
Administered
Adopted
Advanced
Advertised
Advised
Advocated
Affirmed
Aided
Alerted
Alleviated
Allocated
Altered
Amassed
Ameliorated
Analyzed
Anchored
Answered
Anticipated
Applied
Appointed
Appraised
Appropriated
Approved
Arbitrated
Arranged
Articulated
Assembled
Assessed
Assigned
Assisted
Assured
Attained
Attracted
Augmented
Authenticated
Authored
Authorized
Automated
Averted
Avoided
Awarded

B

Balanced
Banked
Billed
Blended
Bolstered
Booked
Boosted
Braced
Briefed
Budgeted
Built

C

Calculated
Called
Calmed
Canceled
Capitalized
Centered
Centralized
Certified
Challenged
Championed
Changed
Channeled
Charged
Charted
Checked
Circumscribed
Circumvented
Clarified
Classified
Completed
Cured

D

Debated
Decorated
Decreased
Defined
Delegated
Deleted
Deliberated
Delineated
Delivered
Demonstrated
Derived
Designed
Developed
Devised
Directed
Distinguished
Distributed
Doubled

E

Earned
Edited
Eliminated
Enabled
Established
Evaluated
Examined
Executed
Expanded
Explored
Extracted

F

Fashioned
Fielded
Finished
Forecast
Formed
Founded
Funded

G

Gathered
Generated
Grounded
Guarded
Guided

H

Halted
Handled
Hastened
Headed
Helped
Hired

I

Identified
Implemented
Improved
Increased
Individualized
Innovated
Instructed
Introduced
Invented
Invested
Itemized

J

Joined
Judged
Justified

L

Landed
Launched
Led
Located
Lowered

M

Made
Maintained
Managed
Measured
Mended
Minimized
Molded
Motivated
Multiplied

N

Narrowed
Negotiated
Nurtured

O

Observed
Operated
Organized
Outlined

P

Packaged
Performed
Persuaded
Planned
Positioned
Presented
Probed
Programmed
Proposed
Published
Purged

Q

Qualified
Quickened
Quizzed

R

Raised
Rated
Rebuilt
Recruited
Reduced
Regained
Regulated
Reinforced
Relieved
Removed
Renewed
Renovated
Reorganized
Repaired
Researched
Resisted
Resolved
Retained
Revised

S

Saved
Scheduled
Screened
Segmented
Selected
Serviced
Shared
Shortened
Slashed
Sold
Sorted
Staffed
Stimulated
Stocked
Streamlined
Strengthened
Stressed
Submitted
Summarized
Summed
Supervised
Supported
Sustained

T

Taught
Tested
Thinned
Tightened
Tracked
Transformed
Translated
Transported

U

Unified
United
Utilized

V

Vacated
Validated
Verified

W

Widened
Withdrew
Won

Y

Yielded

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