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Action Verbs




Action words are verbs that describe a mental or physical action, and are usually written in the past tense. They are the words that should be used to start bullet points in your resume, for example:

  • Evaluated training manual for errors.
  • Demonstrated 95% efficiency with sales force protocols.
  • Facilitated corporate meetings across multiple states.
Action words…


...Have more impact

…Make for easy skim-reading

…Help people to picture you in the role

…Render your resume unique

…Give your resume a greater flow


Download the Action Verbs for Resume Document below:


Abraham, M. (2019). Why Your Resume Needs Accurate Action Verbs. [online] Undercover Recruiter. Available at: [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019].