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Action Verbs Describing Skills

Do not overuse words. See next section on Action Verbs for Relevant Skills

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acted
adapted
addressed
adjusted
administered
advised
altered
analyzed
appraised
arbitrated
arranged
assembled
assessed
audited 
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budgeted
built
calculated
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categorized
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changed
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checked
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coached
collated
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delivered
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designed
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determined
developed
devised
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differentiated
directed
discovered
dispensed
displayed
dissected
distributed
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documented
doubled
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edited
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empathized
encouraged
enforced
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founded 
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instructed
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interacted
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led
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liaised
listed
located
maintained
managed
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marketed
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mediated
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modeled
moderated
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monitored
motivated
narrated
navigated
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obtained
opened
operated
ordered
organized
oriented
originated
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performed
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restructured
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Action Verbs for Relevant Skills

Management Skills
administered
analyzed
approved
attained
chaired
consolidated
contracted
coordinated
delegated
developed
directed
evaluated
executed
improved
increased
organized
oversaw
planned
prioritized
produced
recommended
reviewed
scheduled
strengthened
supervised
trained

Communication Skills
addressed
arbitrated
arranged
authored
channeled
collaborated
convinced
corresponded
developed
directed
drafted
edited
enlisted
formulated
influenced
interpreted
lectured
mediated
moderated
negotiated
persuaded
promoted
publicized
reconciled
recruited
spoke
translated
wrote

Research Skillsclarified
collected
critiqued
diagnosed
evaluated
examined
extracted
identified
inspected
interpreted
interviewed
investigated
organized
reviewed
summarized
surveyed
systematized

Technical Skills
assembled
built
calculated
designed
devised
engineered
fabricated
maintained
operated
overhauled
programmed
produced
remodeled
repaired
solved
upgraded

Teaching Skills
adapted
advised
assessed
clarified
coached
communicated
coordinated
counselled
demonstrated
demystified
developed
educated
enabled
encouraged
evaluated
explained
facilitated
guided
informed
instructed
persuaded
set goals
stimulated
taught
trained
Financial Skills
administered
allocated
appraised
audited
balanced
budgeted
calculated
computed
forecasted
managed
marketed
planned
projected
researched

Creative Skills
acted
conceptualized
created
customized
designed
developed
directed
established
fashioned
founded
illustrated
initiated
instituted
integrated
introduced
invented
originated
performed
planned
revitalized
shaped
Helping Skills
assisted
clarified
coached
demonstrated
diagnosed
expedited
facilitated
familiarized
guided
motivated
referred
rehabilitated
represented
solved

Clerical or Detail Skills
approved
arranged
catalogued
classified
collected
compiled
dispatched
executed
generated
implemented
inspected
monitored
operated
organized
prepared
processed
purchased
recorded
retrieved
screened
specified
systematized
tabulated
validated

Three Ways to Sum Yourself Up

"Give me a moment of your busy day!
Listen to me, I've got something to say!"

That's what your resume must scream-in a suitably professional manner, of course. Here's the point: trying to do something out of the ordinary with any aspect of your resume is risky business indeed. For every interview door it opens, at least two more may be slammed shut.

The best (and most businesslike) bet is to present a logically displayed, eye-appealing resume that will get read. That means grabbing the reader's attention right away-on that first page. And that's one big reason for short, power-packed resumes.

We all have different backgrounds. Some of us have worked for one company only; some of us have worked for eleven companies. Some of us have changed careers once or twice; some of us have maintained a predictable career path and some of us are just beginning our career journey.

For some, diversity broadens our potential, and for some concentration deepens it. We each require different vehicles to put our work history in the most exciting light. The goals, though, are constant:

  • To show off achievements, attributes, and accumulation of expertise to the best advantage
  • To minimize any possible weaknesses

Resume experts acknowledge just three essential styles for presenting your credentials to a potential employer: Chronological, Functional, and Combination (Chrono-Functional). Your particular circumstances will determine that right format for you.

Just three styles, you say? You will see resume books with up to fifteen varieties of resume style. Such volumes are, alas, merely filling up space; in the final analysis, each additional style such books mention is a tiny variation on the above three.


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