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Power Verbs: Strengthen Your Resume

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When writing your resume, use the power verbs below to begin each of your bulleted statements. Use present tense verbs for current positions and past tense verbs for previous positions.

 

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  • advertised
    apprised
    arranged
    collaborated
    communicated
    consulted
    contacted
    contributed
    convinced
    corresponded
    critiqued
    described
    discussed
    edited
    elicited
    informed
    interacted
    interviewed
    involved
    joined
    lectured

     

    linked
    marketed
    mediated
    moderated
    negotiated
    participated
    persuaded
    presented
    promoted
    proposed
    publicized
    recommended
    reinforced
    reported
    represented
    revised
    solicited
    spoke
    suggested
    summarized
    translated

     

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  • advertised
    apprised
    arranged
    collaborated
    communicated
    consulted
    contacted
    contributed
    convinced
    corresponded           
    critiqued
    described
    discussed
    edited
    elicited
    informed
    interacted
    interviewed
    involved
    joined
    lectured

     

    linked
    marketed
    mediated
    moderated
    negotiated
    participated
    persuaded
    presented
    promoted
    proposed
    publicized
    recommended
    reinforced
    reported
    represented
    revised
    solicited
    spoke
    suggested
    summarized
    translated

     

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  • acquired
    adjusted
    allocated
    apportioned
    appraised
    approximated
    assessed
    audited
    balanced
    budgeted
    calculated
    computed
    decreased
    disbursed

    enumerated
    estimated
    figured
    forecasted

    invested
    issued
    maximized
    minimized
    multiplied
    projected
    rated
    realized
    reconciled
    reduced
    regulated
    retrieved
    specified
    submitted
    tabulated 
    tested
    validated

     

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  • accommodated
    advocated
    aided
    alleviated
    ameliorated
    assisted
    bolstered
    boosted
    cared for
    cooperated
    counseled
    dedicated
    eased
    elevated
    empowered
    encouraged
    expedited
    fostered
    furthered

     
    guided
    helped
    motivated
    prevented 
    provided
    referred
    rehabilitated
    reformed
    relieved
    remedied
    revitalized
    satisfied
    served
    smoothed
    supplemented
    supported
    sustained
    volunteered
       

     

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  • accomplished
    achieved
    administered
    advanced
    appointed
    attained
    chaired
    consolidated
    controlled
    coordinated
    decided
    delegated
    demonstrated
    designated
    developed
    directed
    enforced
    enhanced
    established
    exceeded
    excelled
    expanded
    grew
    handled

    hired
    improved
    increased
    influenced
    instituted
    launched
    led
    managed
    oversaw
    produced
    raised
    recruited
    reorganized
    scheduled
    screened
    secured
    selected
    sought
    spearheaded
    streamlined
    strengthened
    succeeded
    surpassed

     

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  • accelerated
    addressed
    approved
    assigned
    brainstormed
    catalogued
    categorized
    coded
    compiled
    contracted
    customized
    devised
    distributed
    enlisted
    executed
    filed
    finalized
    formulated
    generated
    implemented
    incorporated
    integrated
    maintained

    maximized
    mobilized

    modified
    monitored
    obtained
    organized
    planned
    prepared
    prioritized
    processed
    procured
    purchased
    recorded
    refined
    reserved
    resolved
    responded
    scheduled
    set up
    standardized
    systematized
    updated
    verified

     

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  • analyzed
    ascertained
    classified
    collected
    compared
    concluded
    conducted
    confirmed
    converted
    correlated
    deciphered
    determined
    diagnosed
    evaluated
    examined
    experimented
    explored
    extracted

     

    formulated
    gathered
    identified
    indexed
    inspected
    interpreted
    investigated
    measured
    queried
    questioned
    researched
    reviewed
    searched
    solvedstudied
    submitted
    substantiated
    surveyed
    synthesized

     

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  • adapted
    advised
    coached
    coordinated
    developed
    educated
    enabled
    encouraged
    enriched
    evaluated

    explained
    facilitated
    individualized
    instructed
    motivated
    stimulated
    taught
    trained
    tutored

     

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  • adapted
    assembled
    built
    computed
    constructed
    debugged
    deconstructed
    designed
    engineered
    fixed

    installed
    maintained
    operated
    overhauled
    programmed
    remodeled
    repaired
    restored
    upgraded
    utilized