A List of Action Verbs for Job Applications

A list of action verbs for job applicationsThis page comes with a full list of very useful 'action verbs' which can be used in a job application (CV, resume, covering letter, etc.). Action verbs help to show what the applicant has done, and it's hoped that this list of words may be useful to job applicants who are writing job applications at the moment.

 

This page was compiled after six ways to improve a CV, resume & job application was written.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have more words to add to the list.

 

A

accelerated

accomplished

achieved

acquired

activated

adapted

adjusted

administered

advised

allocated

analysed

annotated

anticipated

applied

appraised

arranged

articulated

assembled

assessed

assigned

attained

authored

 

B

balanced

briefed

budgeted

 

C

calculated

catalogued

categorised

chaired

changed

channelled

charted

clarified

coached

coded

collaborated

collected

communicated

compared

competed

compiled

completed

composed

computed

conceived

conducted

confronted

consolidated

constructed

contacted

continued

contracted

convened

coordinated

corresponded

counselled

created

critiqued

 

D

defined

delegated

delivered

demonstrated

derived

designed

detected

determined

developed

devised

diagnosed

directed

discovered

dispensed

displayed

distributed

drafted

dramatised

 

E

earned

edited

educated

effected

elicited

employed

encouraged

endured

enlisted

entertained

established

estimated

evaluated

examined

exchanged

executed

exercised

exhibited

expanded

expedited

experimented

explained

explored

 

facilitated

financed

focused

forecasted

formulated

fostered

 

 

grouped

guided

 

H

Helped

 

identified

illustrated

implemented

imposed

improved

increased

influenced

informed

initiated

inquired

inspected

installed

instilled

instituted

instructed

insured

interpreted

intervened

interviewed

introduced

invented

inventoried

investigated

 

judged

 

lectured

listened

located

 

maintained

managed

marketed

mastered

measured

mediated

modelled

modified

moulded

monitored

motivated

 

negotiated

 

observed

obtained

operated

organised

outlined

oversaw

 

participated

perceived

performed

persuaded

planned

predicted

prepared

prescribed

presented

presided

processed

produced

programmed

promoted

protected

provided

publicised

published

purchased

 

questioned

 

recommended

recorded

recruited

reduced

regulated

reinforced

rendered

repaired

reported

represented

reproduced

researched

resolved

responded

restored

retained

retrieved

reviewed

revised

rewrote

routed

 

scheduled

searched

selected

served

serviced

shaped

shared

simplified

solicited

solved

sought

specified

stimulated

studied

succeeded

suggested

summarised

supervised

supported

surveyed

synthesised

systematised

 

targeted

taught

tested

trained

translated

tutored

 

updated

utilised

 

V

verified

visualised

 

W

wrote

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