ACTION WORDS & TERMS

Listed here are word examples you can use on your resume.  They include verbs, nouns, and adjectives.

IMPORTANT: Use correct tense when writing your resume.

  • PRESENT - Currently employed, use present tense (E.g. “___ing”)
  • PAST - Previous employment, use past tense.  (E.g. “___ed”)
     

Able
Accelerated
Accentuated
Accompanied
Accomplished
Achieved
Achievement
Acquired
Acted
Action
Adapted
Addressed
Adjusted
Administered
Adopted
Advanced
Advertised
Advised
Advocated
Aided
Allocated
Allotted
Amended
Amplified
Analysis
Analyzed
Anticipated
Applied
Appointed
Appraised
Appreciated
Approved
Arranged
Articulated
Assembled
Assessed
Assigned
Assist
Assisted
Attained
Attended
Audited
Authored
Authorized
Awarded
Balanced
Blended
Blocked
Bought
Bridged
Briefed
Broadened
Budgeted
Built
Calculated
Canvassed
Capitalized
Catalogued
Cautioned
Centralized
Certified
Chaired
Challenged
Changed
Charted
Checked
Cited
Clarified
Classified
Closed
Coached
Co-authored
Collaborated
Collected
Commanded
Committed
Communicated
Compared
Compiled
Completed
Composed
Computed
Conceived
Condensed
Conduct
Conducted
Conserved
Considered
Consolidated
Constructed
Consult
Consulted
Contacted
Contracted
Contributed
Controlled
Converted
Conveyed
Convinced
Cooperated
Coordinated
Correlated
Corresponded
Counseled
Created
Critiqued
Cultivated
Customized
Debated
Decided
Decreased
Deducted
Defined
Delegated
Deliver
Delivered
Demonstrated
Described
Design
Designated
Designed
Detected
Determined
Develop
Developed
Devised
Devoted
Diagnosed
Diagramed
Directed
Discovered
Discussed
Displayed
Dissected
Distinguished
Distributed

Diversified
Documented
Doubled
Drafted
Drew
Earned
Edited
Educated
Effected
Elected
Eliminated
Employed
Enabled
Enacted
Encourage
Encouraged
Enforced
Engineered
Enhance
Enhanced
Established
Estimated
Evaluate
Evaluated
Examined
Exceeded
Executed
Exhibited
Expanded
Expedited
Experimented
Explained
Explored
Expressed
Facilitate
Facilitated
Fielded
Finalized
Financed
Finished
Focused
Forecasted
Forged
Formalized
Formed
Formulate
Formulated
Fostered
Founded
Framed
Fulfilled
Fundraised
Furthered
Gained
Gathered
Gave
Generated
Governed
Graded
Graduated
Grossed
Guided
Handled
Headed
Hired
Hosted
Hypothesized
Identified
Illustrated
Implemented
Improved
Improvised
Incorporated
Increased
Influenced
Informed
Initiated
Innovated
Inspected
Inspired
Installed
Instituted
Instructed
Insured
Integrated
Intensified
Interacted
Interpreted
Interviewed
Introduced
Invented
Investigated
Issued
Justified
Launched
Lectured
Led
Licensed
Linked
Lobbied
Located
Logged
Maintained
Managed
Manufactured
Mapped
Marketed
Mastered
Maximized
Measured
Mediated
Mentored
Minimized
Mobilized
Modeled
Modernized
Modified
Monitored
Motivated
Navigated
Negotiated
Nominated
Observed
Obtained
Officiated
Operated
Orchestrated
Ordered
Organized 

Organized
Originated
Outlined
Overhauled
Oversaw
Participated
Partnered
Perceived
Perfected
Performed
Persuaded
Photographed
Piloted
Pinpointed
Pioneered
Placed
Planned
Played
Plotted
Predicted
Prepared
Presented
Presided
Prevented
Printed
Prioritized
Processed
Procured
Produced
Programmed
Projected
Promoted
Proofread
Proposed
Proved
Provided
Publicized
Published
Purchased
Pursued
Qualified
Quantified
Questioned
Raised
Ranked
Realized
Received
Recommended
Reconciled
Recorded
Recruited
Redesigned
Reduced
Reengineered
Referred
Refined
Rehabilitated
Reinforced
Remodeled
Reorganized
Repaired
Reported
Represented
Researched
Resolved
Responded
Restored
Restructured
Retrieved
Revamped
Reviewed
Revised
Revitalized
Revived
Safeguarded
Scheduled
Screened
Scrutinized
Secured
Selected
Served
Serviced
Settled
Shaped
Simplified
Simulated
Sold
Solicited
Solved
Sorted
Sought
Spearheaded
Specialized
Specified
Spoke
Sponsored
Staffed
Standardized
Stimulated
Streamlined
Strengthened
Structured
Studied
Submitted
Succeeded
Suggested
Summarized
Superseded
Supervised
Supplied
Supported
Surveyed
Synthesized
Systematized
Tabulated
Tailored
Targeted
Taught
Tested
Trained
Transcended
Transcribed
Transferred
Translated
Transmitted
Traveled
Tutored
Unified
Updated
Upgraded
Used
Utilized
Validated
Valued
Verified
Volunteered
Wrote 

Ability
Achievement
Acquisition
Ambition
Amenities
Asset Management
Banquet Operations
Barter Transactions
Budget Administration
Buyer Awareness
Capacity Planning
Capital Budget
Channel Development
Client Communications
Club Management
Competence
Concurrent Engineering
Confidence
Contract Administration
Corporate Secretary
Creativity
Cross-Border Transactions
Customer Loyalty
Customer Retention
Cycle Time Reduction
Dedication
Determination
Development
Diplomatic Protocol
Distribution Management
Diversity
Document Management
Economy

Emerging Markets
Ergonomically Efficient
Excellence
Executive Officer Support
Expatriate
Experience
Facilities Management
Food & Beverage Operations
Foreign Investment
Global Expansion / Marketing
Government Affairs
Guest Satisfaction
Hardgoods
Harmony
Honor
Hospitality Management
Imagination
Import/Export
Ingenuity
International Financing
International Subsidiary
Inventory Control
Inventory Planning
Joint Venture
Judgment
Labor Cost Control
Labor Efficiency
Liaison Affairs
Licensing Agreements
Local National
Logistics Management
Loss Prevention
Market Entry

Mass Merchants
Master Schedule
Meeting Planning
Menu Planning
Merchandising
Merit
Multi-Site Operations
Occupancy
Office Management
On-Time Delivery
Portion Control
Prestige
Pricing
Process Automation
Product Support
Production Output
Project Management
Purchasing
Quality Circles
Recognition
Records Management
Regulatory Reporting
Resort Management
Retail Sales
Retention
Safety Training
Security Operations
Service Management
Signature Property
Softgoods
Specialty Retailer
Start-Up Venture
Stock Management
Success
Technical Support
Technology Transfer
Time Management
Traffic Management
Training
Vendor Sourcing
VIP Relations
Work in Progress
Workflow Planning
Yield Improvement

Active
Aggressive
Attentive
Capable
Conscientious
Consistent
Dependable
Detailed
Determined
Distinctive
Dynamic
Educated
Effective
Efficient
Energetic
Enterprising
Enthusiastic
Exceptional

Exclusive
Goal-oriented
Helpful
Honest
Industrious
Initial
Inquisitive
Lasting
Loyal
Methodical
Motivated
Notable
Organized
Passionate
Persistent
Popular
Practical
Productive

Professional
Proficient
Punctual
Reasonable
Reliable
Responsive
Satisfied
Self-starter
Simplified
Skillful
Studious
Substantial
Superior
Team-player
Timely
Trustworthy
Useful
Vital