Philadelphia Area Great Careers Career Management,Career Transition,Entrepreneur,Self-employed Over 300 Powerful Action Verbs for Your Career Documents

Over 300 Powerful Action Verbs for Your Career Documents


Powerful Action Verbs

Powerful action verbs - do you need a list? Here is a list of over 300 powerful action verbs, which are essential for your career documents.

Over 300 powerful action verbs – These accomplishment verbs are essential for your career documents and provide clarity and create impact. 

You can start your bullet points under your positions with these powerful and unique verbs. These verbs will help catch your reader’s attention and note your accomplishments. 

Ensure in your previous jobs you use verbs in the past tense. You may use verbs in the present tense for ongoing responsibilities and verbs in the past tense for projects that you have already accomplished in your current position.

Here is an alphabetical list of over 300 verbs that might help you with your resume and LinkedIn profile. 

Accelerated

Achieved

Activated

Adapted

Administrated

Advanced

Aligned

Amplified

Analyzed

Applied

Approved

Arbitrated

Architected

Arranged

Assembled

Attained

Attracted

Audited

Augmented

Authored

Automated

Balanced

Boosted

Brainstormed

Briefed

Budgeted

Built

Calculated

Campaigned

Capitalized

Captured

Catapulted

Centralized

Chaired

Challenged

Championed

Charted

Clarified

Classified

Coached

Coded

Codeveloped

Cofounded

Collaborated

Collected

Communicated

Compared

Completed

Complied

Composed

Conceived 

Conceptualized

Conducted

Configured

Conserved

Consolidated

Constructed

Controlled

Converged

Converted

Conveyed

Convinced

Cooperated

Coordinated

Corrected

Crafted

Created

Cultivated

Curated

Customized

Deciphered

Decreased

Defended

Defined

Delivered

Demonstrated

Deployed

Derived

Described

Designed

Detected

Developed

Devised

Diagnosed

Diagrammed

Differentiated

Directed

Discerned

Discovered

Dispensed

Distinguished

Distributed

Documented

Doubled

Drafted

Drew

Drove

Earned

Edited

Educated

Elevated

Eliminated

Empowered

Enabled

Enacted

Endeavored

Endorsed

Enforced

Engaged

Engineered

Enhanced

Enlivened

Ensured

Equalized

Escalated

Established

Evaluated

Examined

Exceeded

Excelled

Executed

Expanded

Expedited

Explained

Extracted

Facilitated

Finalized

Followed up

Forecasted

Forged

Formalized

Formed

Formulated

Fostered

Founded

Fueled

Fulfilled

Furthered

Gained

Generated

Governed

Guided

Halted

Handled

Headed

Helmed

Hired

Identified

Illustrated

Imagined

Implemented

Improved

Improvised

Incorporated

Increased

Influenced

Initiated

Innovated

Inspired

Installed

Instituted

Instructed

Integrated

Intensified

Interpreted

Introduced

Invented

Investigated

Invigorated

Landed

Launched

Led

Leveraged

Lowered

Maintained

Managed

Manufactured

Masterminded

Maximized

Mentored

Merged

Modeled

Modified

Monitored

Motivated

Multiplied

Narrowed

Navigated

Negotiated 

Networked

Operated

Optimized

Orchestrated

Ordered

Organized

Originated

Outpaced

Outperformed

Outsourced

Overcame

Overhauled

Oversaw

Partnered

Paved

Performed

Piloted

Pinpointed

Pioneered

Planned

Positioned

Predicted

Prepared

Presented

Prevented

Prioritized

Processed

Procured

Produced

Programmed

Promoted

Proofread

Proposed

Provided

Published

Purchased

Qualified

Quantified

Raised

Rallied

Ran

Re-engineered

Reached

Rebuilt

Reclaimed

Recognized

Recommended

Reconciled

Recovered

Rectified

Redefined

Redesigned

Reduced

Refined

Reflected

Refocused

Refreshed

Regulated

Related

Remodeled

Renovated

Reorganized

Repaired

Replaced

Rescued

Research

Researched

Resolved

Restored

Restructured

Retained

Reversed

Revised

Revitalized

Rewrote

Salvaged

Satisfied

Saved

Scheduled

Secured

Selected

Served

Services

Set up

Shaped

Sharpened

Shattered

Simplified

Skyrocketed

Sold

Solved

Sparked

Spearheaded

Specialized

Spoke

Started

Steered

Stimulated

Storyboarded

Strategized

Streamlined

Strengthened

Stressed

Stretched

Structured

Succeeded

Superseded

Supervised

Supported

Surpassed

Sustained

Tailored

Teamed up

Terminated

Tested

Traced

Tracked

Traded

Trained

Transferred

Transformed

Translated

Translated

Trimmed

Tripled

Troubleshot

Turned around

Uncovered

Unified

Unraveled

Updated

Upgraded

Utilized

Vacated

Validated

Valuated

Verified

Visualized

Volunteered

Withdrew

Won

Worked

Wrote

Yielded

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Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that provides online career education and networking, running up to 50 events per month for anyone, anywhere.

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1 thought on “Over 300 Powerful Action Verbs for Your Career Documents”

  1. This is an extremely useful list of action verbs–I will be referring to several in refining my resume and LinkedIn profile.

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