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Action Verbs

Listed below are samples of actions verbs that should be used to define your job descriptions.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS:
Administered, Analyzed, Assigned, Attained, Chaired, Consolidated, Contracted, Coordinated, Developed, Delegated, Directed, Evaluated, Executed, Improved, Increased, Organized, Oversaw, Planned, Prioritized, Produced, Recommended, Reviewed, Scheduled, Strengthened, Supervised.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Addressed, Arbitrated, Arranged, Authored, Convinced, Corresponded, Developed, Directed, Drafted, Edited, Enlisted, Formulated, Influenced, Interpreted, Lectured, Mediated, Moderated, Negotiated, Persuaded, Promoted, Publicized, Reconciled, Recruited, Spoke, Translated, Wrote.

RESEARCH SKILLS:
Clarified, Collected, Critiqued, Diagnosed, Evaluated, Extracted, Identified, Inspected, Interpreted, Interviewed, Investigated, Organized, Reviewed, Summarized, Surveyed.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Assembled, Built, Calculated, Computed, Designed, Devised, Engineered, Fabricated, Maintained Operated, Overhauled, Programmed, Remodeled, Repaired, Solved, Upgraded.

TEACHING SKILLS:
Adapted, Advised, Clarified, Coached, Communicated, Coordinated, Developed, Enabled, Encouraged, Evaluated, Explained, Facilitated, Guided, Informed, Instructed, Persuaded, Set Goals, Stimulated, Trained.

FINANCIAL SKILLS:
Administered, Allocated, Analyzed, Appraised, Audited, Balanced, Calculated, Computed, Developed, Forecasted, Managed, Marketed, Planned, Projected, Researched.

CREATIVE SKILLS:
Conceptualized, Created, Customized, Designed, Developed, Directed, Established, Fashioned, Founded, Illustrated, Initiated, Instituted, Integrated, Introduced, Invented, Originated, Performed, Planned, Revitalized, Shaped.

HELPING SKILLS:
Assessed, Assisted, Clarified, Coached, Counseled, Demonstrated, Diagnosed, Educated, Expedited, Facilitated, Familiarized, Guided, Motivated, Referred, Rehabilitated, Represented.

CLERICAL OR DETAIL SKILLS:
Approved, Arranged, Catalogued, Classified, Collected, Complied, Dispatched, Executed, Generated, Implemented, Inspected, Monitored, Operated Organized, Prepared, Processed, Purchased, Recorded, Retrieved, Screened, Specified, Systematized, Tabulated, Validated.

MORE VERBS FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Achieved, Expanded, Improved, Pioneered, Reduced (losses), Resolved (problems), Restored, Spearheaded, Transformed.

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