These verbs identify the skills you have acquired through all of your experiences. Notice that they are all past tense. This lets the reader know that this is a skill you have and can use with little or no training. Present tense verbs tend to refer to skills that you are working on or refer to specific job descriptions.

Analytical, Research, Technical
  • Administered
  • Conducted
  • Drafted
  • Generated
  • Interfaced
  • Researched
  • Analyzed
  • Consulted
  • Edited
  • Identified
  • Interpreted
  • Restored
  • Assessed
  • Designed
  • Evaluated
  • Improved
  • Interviewed
  • Searched
  • Audited
  • Detected
  • Examined
  • Increased
  • Launched
  • Streamlined
  • Compiled
  • Discovered
  • Formed
  • Instituted
  • Programmed
  • Tested
  • Computed
  • Documented
  • Gathered
  • Integrated
  • Reduced
  • Wrote

 

Communication and Interpersonal
  • Advised
  • Composed
  • Edited
  • Interpreted
  • Proofread
  • Screened
  • Answered
  • Conducted
  • Educated
  • Interviewed
  • Publicized
  • Spoke
  • Apprised
  • Constructed
  • Explained
  • Introduced
  • Published
  • Summarized
  • Assessed
  • Contacted
  • Facilitated
  • Lectured
  • Reconciled
  • Taught
  • Briefed
  • Demonstrated
  • Informed
  • Presented
  • Reported
  • Translated
  • Clarified
  • Drafted
  • Instructed
  • Projected
  • Scheduled
  • Wrote

 

Leadership and Management
  • Advocated
  • Enforced
  • Hired
  • Managed
  • Prioritized
  • Spearheaded
  • Approved
  • Enlisted
  • Influenced
  • Moderated
  • Processed
  • Sponsored
  • Counseled
  • Examined
  • Inspired
  • Motivated
  • Promoted
  • Started
  • Determined
  • Explained
  • Installed
  • Negotiated
  • Recommended
  • Streamlined
  • Developed
  • Formed
  • Instituted
  • Operated
  • Recruited
  • Strengthened
  • Directed
  • Governed
  • Integrated
  • Oversaw
  • Responded
  • Taught

 

Administrative and Organization
  • Arranged
  • Developed
  • Explained
  • Maintained
  • Prepared
  • Routed
  • Assembled
  • Disseminated
  • Formalized
  • Monitored
  • Processed
  • Scheduled
  • Catalogued
  • Distributed
  • Implemented
  • Operated
  • Recorded
  • Streamlined
  • Coordinated
  • Executed
  • Installed
  • Planned
  • Reviewed
  • Updated

 

Creative and Innovative
  • Arranged
  • Created
  • Developed
  • Modernized
  • Originated
  • Produced
  • Authored
  • Concieved
  • Directed
  • Initiated
  • Performed
  • Revitalized
  • Composed
  • Edited
  • Established
  • Invented
  • Planned
  • Shaped
  • Conceptualized
  • Designed
  • Formulated
  • Launched
  • Presented
  • Stimulated

 

Counseling and Helping
  • Aided
  • Collaborated
  • Counseled
  • Guided
  • Mentored
  • Supported
  • Assisted
  • Comforted
  • Facilitated
  • Helped
  • Provided
  • Treated
  • Attended
  • Contributed
  • Fostered
  • Instilled
  • Settled
  • Tutored

 

Marketing and Selling
  • Arbitrated
  • Developed
  • Excelled
  • Increased
  • Mediated
  • Publicized
  • Attained
  • Dissuaded
  • Expanded
  • Influenced
  • Megotiated
  • Published
  • Boosted
  • Documented
  • Expedited
  • Integrated
  • Performed
  • Secured
  • Broadened
  • Educated
  • Gained
  • Launched
  • Persuaded
  • Sold
  • Centralized
  • Ensured
  • Generated
  • Led
  • Produced
  • Solicited