Resume | Action Words

Action verbs are those little extra words that make sentences explode with energy. And when it comes to your résumé, it’s exactly what you’ll want to incorporate to make to brighten your accomplishments and skills.

Here are some action verbs you may want to consider by category.

Communication Skills

  • Addressed
  • Clarified
  • Conveyed
  • Persuaded
  • Specified

Example | Persuaded the team committee to incorporate a diversity and inclusivity workshop that resulted in a 10% increase in work satisfaction.

Organization Skills

  • Corresponded
  • Generated
  • Implemented
  • Incorporated
  • Processed

Example | Incorporated a new file processing system that reduced review times by 22%.

Leadership Skills

  • Advised
  • Persuaded
  • Trained
  • Tutored
  • Developed

Example | Trained all new recruits on effective procedures, resulting in a reduction in file errors.


  • Accomplished
  • Completed
  • Expanded
  • Surpassed
  • Improved

Data Skills

  • Planned
  • Researched
  • Measured
  • Developed
  • Managed

Example | Researched government policies on climate change and reported results to the review committee.