Resume Tips: Skills and Action Words

Resume writing is tough. This list of skills and action words should help make life a little easier.

Administrative

  • administered
  • coordinated
  • designed
  • established
  • evaluated
  • interviewed
  • managed
  • organized
  • planned
  • oversaw

Clerical

  • arranged
  • catalogued
  • compiled
  • dispatched
  • monitored
  • operated
  • prepared
  • processed
  • recorded
  • screened

Communication

  • addressed
  • authored
  • corresponded
  • directed
  • drafted
  • edited
  • influenced
  • interpreted
  • lectured
  • motivated

Counseling

  • assessed
  • assisted
  • clarified
  • coached
  • educated
  • familiarized
  • guided
  • referred

Creative

  • acted
  • created
  • fashioned
  • illustrated
  • integrated
  • invented
  • performed
  • shaped

Development

  • analyzed
  • applied
  • developed
  • established
  • formulated
  • instituted
  • supported
  • surveyed

Financial

  • allocated
  • analyzed
  • appraised
  • audited
  • balanced
  • budgeted
  • calculated
  • computed
  • forecasted

Management

  • assigned
  • chaired
  • delegated
  • directed
  • improved
  • supervised
  • recommended
  • reviewed
  • scheduled

Organizational

  • applied
  • arranged
  • coordinated
  • facilitated
  • handled
  • consolidated
  • planned
  • organized
  • systematized

Marketing

  • generated
  • initiated
  • recruited
  • implemented
  • increased
  • distributed
  • participated
  • persuaded
  • promoted
  • publicized

Problem Solving

  • decided
  • evaluated
  • investigated
  • recommended
  • resolved
  • solved
  • surveyed
  • clarified

Research

  • critiqued
  • examined
  • identified
  • inspected
  • interpreted
  • researched
  • summarized
  • surveyed

Technical

  • assembled
  • built
  • devised
  • developed
  • engineered
  • operated
  • reconciled
  • translated

Time Management

  • administered
  • developed
  • directed
  • generated
  • improved
  • initiated
  • increased
  • reduced

Training

  • adapted
  • advised
  • assisted
  • communicated
  • explained
  • facilitated
  • informed
  • instructed