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Employability Skills: Positive Action Words for Your Resume

Make your resume lively and informative by using words that show positive action. Keep the phrases short and to the point. Avoid the use of the personal pronoun "I."

The following is a list of some action-oriented words. Use it to help describe your skills and accomplishments.
  • Accomplished
  • Achieved
  • Administered
  • Analyzed
  • Arranged
  • Assisted
  • Budgeted
  • Built
  • Capable
  • Completed
  • Conducted
  • Contracted
  • Controlled
  • Coordinated
  • Corrected
  • Created
  • Cut
  • Decreased
  • Demonstrated
  • Designed
  • Determined
  • Developed
  • Devised
  • Directed
  • Edited
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Established
  • Evaluated
  • Exhibited
  • Expanded
  • Experienced
  • Formulated
  • Furnished
  • Guided
  • Handled
  • Hired
  • Improved
  • Increased
  • Inspected
  • Installed
  • Interviewed
  • Invented
  • Led
  • Made
  • Maintained
  • Managed
  • Member of
  • Met
  • Mobilized
  • Negotiated
  • Operated
  • Organized
  • Originated
  • Oversaw
  • Participated
  • Performed
  • Planned
  • Prepared
  • Presented
  • Produced
  • Promoted
  • Proposed
  • Purchased
  • Raised
  • Recommended
  • Recruited
  • Reduced costs
  • Reorganized
  • Researched
  • Responsible
  • Selected
  • Served
  • Skilled
  • Sold
  • Started
  • Successful
  • Supervised
  • Supported
  • Taught
  • Trained
  • Traveled
  • Was promoted
  • Wrote








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