Coming up with unique action verbs to start every resume bullet is no easy task. But it’s worth the time and effort to help add punch to your resume.

The team at ResumeSpice has compiled the ultimate list of resume action verbs – over 200 words that you will help your resume stand out in a sea of “Responsible for” bullets that HR and hiring managers are tired of reading.

accelerated
accomplished
accumulated
achieved
acquired
activated
adapted
adjusted
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anticipated
applied
appraised
arranged
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delivered
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derived
designed
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detected
determined
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devised
directed
distributed
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edited
educated
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enlisted
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experienced
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figured
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focused
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founded
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guided
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informed
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led
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modified
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ordered
organized
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printed
processed
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adjusted
administered
advised
allocated
analyzed
annotated
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applied
appraised
arranged
articulated
assembled
assessed
assigned
authored
balanced
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budgeted
built
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clarified
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coded
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completed
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computed
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counseled
created
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decided
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delivered
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derived
designed
designated
detected
determined
developed
devised
directed
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edited
educated
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elicited
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enlisted
established
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managed
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mastered
measured
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merged
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modified
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negotiated
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ordered
organized
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planned
planted
presented
presided
printed
processed
produced
promoted
protected
provided
publicized
quantified
questioned
raised
recommended
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recruited
reduced
rendered
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reported
represented
reproduced
researched
resolved
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shared
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specified
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stimulated
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structured
studied
succeeded
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supervised
supported
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tested
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trained
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updated
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wrote
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promoted
protected
provided
publicized
quantified
questioned
raised
recommended
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recruited
reduced
rendered
reorganized
repaired
reported
represented
reproduced
researched
resolved
responded
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reviewed
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selected
served
screened
shaped
shared
showed
simplified
solicited
solved
sourced
specified
spoke
stimulated
streamlined
structured
studied
succeeded
summarized
supervised
supported
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tested
tracked
trained
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tutored
updated
utilized
validated
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wrote


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