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50 Action Verbs That Will Spice Up Your Resume

Let’s face it, writing a resume is no easy feat. Coming up with new words to describe the work you’ve done can leave you feeling uninspired and redundant. Managed, handled, responsible for, led, etc. – we’ve heard them all before. It’s time to get a little creative! Here’s a list of verbs you can use to spice up your resume while showing off your accomplishments.

If you….

Managed a Team

  1. Aligned
  2. Cultivated
  3. Directed
  4. Enabled
  5. Guided
  6. Motivated
  7. Shaped
  8. Trained
  9. Supervised
  10. Regulated

Supported Customers

  1. Informed
  2. Consulted
  3. Coached
  4. Advocated
  5. Resolved
  6. Addressed
  7. Promoted
  8. Explained
  9. Clarified
  10. Improved

Improved Something

  1. Clarified
  2. Integrated
  3. Merged
  4. Modified
  5. Reorganized
  6. Revamped
  7. Simplified
  8. Upgraded
  9. Transformed
  10. Replaced

Created a Project

  1. Built
  2. Developed
  3. Founded
  4. Created
  5. Formulated
  6. Launched
  7. Introduced
  8. Pioneered
  9. Administered
  10. Established

Achieved Something

  1. Completed
  2. Showcased
  3. Earned
  4. Succeeded
  5. Targeted
  6. Surpassed
  7. Demonstrated
  8. Attained
  9. Exceeded
  10. Reached


About WSI

You know how they say actions speak louder than words? WSI is an award-winning staffing and recruiting firm because we understand the power of a positive and fulfilling workplace. We live and breathe it every day, and love helping others experience it too. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, WSI also has offices in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Holland, Metro Detroit, and Sturgis, Michigan, and northern Indiana.  Learn more about us at wsitalent.com.

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