Resume Action Verbs & Resume Key Words

Resume action verbs are what give your resume power sentences their power. When you combine these words at the beginning of your sentences with your relevant work experience, the sentences will end up flying off of your resume right into the mind of your potential employer!

In the Power Sentence section of our site, we provide you with the formula for writing your power sentences. You want to have anywhere from 6-10 or more of these power sentences for each of your skill groups and these sentences need action words!

So utilize the following list as a reference to finding the perfect example to start each resume power sentence you create.

There are also some overused resume “buzzwords” that you may want to steer clear to keep your resume looking current. You can find out more by visiting our Resume Buzzwords to Avoid page.