Resumes & Cover Letters

Verbs with Impact

The list of verbs below can be used in describing your responsibilities and accomplishments. If used appropriately, it can help you write in a focused manner.

accelerated

demonstrated

introduced

researched

accomplished

designated

invented

reshaped

achieved

designed

invested

resolved

acquired

determined

investigated

restored

activated

developed

launched

revamped

adapted

devised

lectured

reviewed

addressed

devoted

led

revised

administered

directed

lightened

revitalized

advanced

discharged

liquidated

revived

advised

discovered

localized

saved

allocated

displayed

made

scheduled

analyzed

distributed

maintained

secured

anticipated

diversified

managed

selected

applied

documented

marketed

served

appointed

doubled

measured

set up

appraised

earned

mediated

settled

approved

edited

minimized

shaped

arranged

effected

mobilized

showed

assembled

eliminated

modernized

simplified

assessed

employed

modified

sold

assisted

enforced

monitored

solved

attained

engineered

motivated

specialized

audited

established

navigated

specified

augmented

estimated

negotiated

sponsored

authorized

evaluated

obtained

staffed

averted

examined

operated

standardized

avoided

exceeded

ordered

started

bought

executed

organized

stimulated

briefed

exercised

originated

streamlined

broadened

expanded

overcame

strengthened

brought

expedited

overhauled

stretched

built

extended

oversaw

structured

calculated

extracted

participated

studied

captured

facilitated

performed

suggested

centralized

financed

persuaded

summarized

chaired

forecasted

pinpointed

supervised

clarified

formed

pioneered

supported

collaborated

formulated

planned

surpassed

combined

found

prepared

surveyed

communicated

founded

presented

sustained

completed

framed

prevented

synthesized

comprised

fulfilled

processed

tailored

conceived

generated

procured

taught

concluded

guided

produced

terminated

condensed

halved

programmed

tested

conducted

handled

projected

tightened

consolidated

headed

promoted

traded

consulted

helped

proposed

trained

consummated

hired

proved

transacted

contacted

identified

provided

transferred

contracted

improved

published

transformed

contributed

improvised

purchased

translated

controlled

inaugurated

reestablished

trimmed

converted

increased

realized

tripled

coordinated

influenced

recommended

uncovered

corrected

informed

reconciled

undertook

corresponded

initiated

recruited

unified

counseled

inspected

redesigned

used

created

inspired

reduced

utilized

cultivated

installed

regulated

verified

cut

instigated

reinforced

vitalized

decentralized

instituted

rejected

volunteered

decreased

instructed

related

widened

defined

insured

renegotiated

withdrew

delegated

integrated

reorganized

won

delineated

interpreted

reported

worked

delivered

interviewed

represented

wrote