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Action Verbs

Add impact to your resume and cover letter by referring to these lists of action verbs and other power words, from resume and career sites. It's important to use resume action verbs and power words to describe your skills and experience, to capture an employer's eye.

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Action VerbsResumeEdge
Comprehensive list of resume action verbs and power words in the hundreds. Free from ResumeEdge, a professional resume writing service that has partnerships with top job banks on the Web.

Action Verbs
List of resume action verbs organized by Skills Categories, courtesy of Quintessential Careers.

Action Verbs
Resume action verbs from GradView, a career-oriented site focused on graduate-school resources in the U.S.

Action Verbs
Power words for writing cover letters, resumes and curricula vitae, from the University of Manitoba in Canada. Part of the Resume Writing guide (PDF format).

Action Words
Bulleted list of resume action verbs from JobWeb, the official job bank for the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Power Words
A long list of resume power words courtesy of CareerOwl, a Canadian job bank.

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