action verbs & action words (sometimes referred to as keywords or
power verbs) increase the strength of your CV.
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career, job search, pay & salary frequently asked questions & answers
To follow is a free list of
verbs under several categories;
management, supervision & leadership skills, use words such as
executed, improved, increased, oversaw, supervised, managed and prioritized.
For communication & people skills, use verbs like
addressed, developed, influenced and negotiated.
For technical skills, use words such as assembled, fabricated,
operated and programmed.
For clerical & administrative skills,
use words like arranged, collected, ordered and purchased.
For problem solving and development skills use words such as
created, designed and improved.
For financial skills use words such as audited, budgeted and
For teaching skills use words similar to coached, instructed and
For helping skills use words such as assisted, guided and
For research and analytical skills use verbs similar to developed,
documented, edited and investigated
For creative skills use words similar to customized, invented,
originated and revised.
For general accomplishments, use words
such as achieved, eliminated, initiated, invented & resolved.
Also see our CV action phrases and
statements and CV action verbs &
phrases usage tips.
While the above CV action verbs are a variety of the more common action
verbs, we frequently update the above