Interview Actions Words for Resume

The use of powerful action words can really help you craft a compelling piece of resume, triggering you chances of getting noticed by big time recruiters. Gone are the days when you could treat your resume as just a bio data that would only be substantiated further by face to face meetings. Today, your resume completely influences chances of you getting shortlisted for an interview. The use of some action words listed below can help you to do just that—they have been categorized under different headings only to make your job of composing the CV easier:

Some of the action words that can be used to highlight finance management skills

  • Balanced
  • Appraised
  • Merchandised
  • Managed
  • Conciliated
  • Retailed
  • Analyzed
  • Computed
  • Systematized
  • Quadrupled
  • Supplemented
  • Downsized
  • Developed
  • Marketed


Some of the action words that can be used while resumes focusing on Sales

  • Centralized
  • Recruited
  • Negotiated
  • Repositioned
  • Expedited
  • Mediated
  • Familiarized
  • Publicized
  • Routed
  • Liaised
  • Judged
  • Launched
  • Set goals
  • Researched
  • Manipulated


Words that can used for highlighting skills for Care giving Profiles
  • Arbitrated
  • Represented
  • Reassured
  • Instilled
  • Rectified
  • Collaborated
  • Fostered
  • Comforted
  • Counseled
  • Demonstrated


Other words that can be used
  • Performed
  • Overhauled
  • Referred
  • Participated
  • Executed
  • Automated
  • Moderated
  • Formulated
  • Standardized
  • Budgeted
  • Corresponded
  • Accomplished
  • Designed
  • Aligned
  • Authored


The words mentioned above, categorized under different headings must have given you an idea of how to arrange these words in a resume. These words can be effectively teamed with good phrases while highlighting your objective, skills, soft skills etc in the CV. Here are certain other rules which you should follow while arranging these words in your resume.

You might find synonymous words while referring to various action words--- use them keeping the occasion in view, see which word fits the sentence or a particular word in the sentence more. Sometimes two or more synonymous words can fit a sentence perfectly. In that case see which word makes your statement more powerful and use it accordingly

Try not to repeat action words in your resume

While describing a task, try to back your action words by stating the result of those actions taken by you

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