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Action Verbs in your Resume

Action Verbs

Tip Of The Week from Resumes For You: Action Verbs.

Having a wide range of action verbs in your resume is highly recommended.

Using action verbs in your resume will add strength and indicates what you have done in your current or previous roles. Often, people will list their responsibilities in short form, without the use of action verbs for example:


  • Customer service
  • Fashion Sales

Responsibilities:  (action verbs)

  • Provided exceptional customer service
  • Delivered consistent sales results, and exceeded my personal sales budget by 22% for 2018 Financial year

By using action verbs, you can add real depth to your responsibilities while making an impact, as the example shows.

Some action verbs:

  • addressed
  • arranged
  • collaborated
  • communicated
  • composed
  • consulted
  • convinced
  • defined
  • directed
  • edited
  • formulated
  • influenced
  • negotiated
  • outlined

Now is the time to review your resume, do you clearly articulate your responsibilities?

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