Job-Seeker Action Verbs

No job-seeker should ever be without action verbs for describing accomplishments on your resumes and cover letters.

Job-seekers: Do not ever let your cover letter or resume leave your hands until you have described your accomplishments, skills, and experiences using these key action verbs.

Remember to use these action verbs in writing your resume and cover letters to increase the strength of your writing and make potential employers take notice of your accomplishments and skills!

We organized our list of action verbs alphabetically and by general skill categories. Use one of the links below to get started on strengthening your job-search correspondence!

See also our article, which includes amazing samples of action verbs in action as bullet points on job-seeker resumes: Action Verbs in Action: Sample Resume Bullet Points that Kick Off with Powerful Verbs.

And for verbs and words not to put on your job-search resume, see our sister site, Words, Verbs, Phrases That Should NEVER be on Your Resume.