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Action verbs for your CV

In a cv, a great way to illustrate outcomes, successes and achievements is to start your sentence with an action verb.


For example: 


  • Boosted revenues 14% percent by implementing an inventory program that reduced waste.

  • Shaved 15% of marketing budget by negotiating new supplier agreements for print production, and diverted saved funds to increase volume of content marketing.

  • Slashed the processing time for administration tasks related to filing by 75% within a week by redesigning the system.


So, next time you update your cv, switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes.


No matter what duty or accomplishment you’re trying to show off, we’ve got just the verb for you.


If you would still like further assistance with your cv please feel free to check out the services we have to offer or give us a call on 07834 188626.




Accelerated, Accessed, Accommodated, Accomplished, Accountable, Accumulated, Achieved, Acquired, Acted, Activated, Adapted, Added, Addressed, Adhered, Adjusted, Administered, Adopted, Advanced, Advertised, Advised, Advocated, Aided, Aligned, Alleviated, Allocated, Altered, Amended, Amplified, Analysed, Announced, Answered, Anticipated, Applied, Appointed, Appraised, Approved, Arbitrated, Argued (Lawyers), Arranged, Articulated, Ascertained, Assembled, Asserted, Assessed, Assigned, Assimilated, Assisted, Assured, Attained, Attracted, Audited, Augmented, Authored, Authorised, Automated, Awarded


Balanced, Bargained, Began, Bought, Briefed, Broadened, Brought, Budgeted, Built


Calculated, Calibrated, Capitalised, Captured, Cared For, Catalogued, Categorised, Centralised, Chaired, Challenged, Changed, Charted, Chartered, Checked, Chose, Circulated, Circumvented, Clarified,

Classified, Cleared, Closed, Coached, Co-Authored, Coded, Collaborated, Collated, Collected, Combined, Commissioned, Committed, Communicated , Compared, Compiled, Completed, Complied, Composed,

Computed, Conceived, Conceptualised, Concluded, Condensed, Conducted, Conferred, Configured, Conserved,Considered, Consolidated, Constructed, Consulted, Contacted, Contemporised, Contracted, Contrasted, Contributed, Contrived, Controlled, Converted, Conveyed, Convinced, Cooperated, Coordinated, Corrected, Correlated, Corresponded, Counselled, Counted, Created, Critiqued


Dealt, Debated, Debugged, Decentralised, Decided, Decreased, Defined, Delegated, Demonstrated,

Deposited, Described, Designated, Designed, Detected, Determined, Developed, Devised, Devoted,

Diagnosed, Diagrammed, Directed, Disbursed, Discovered, Discussed, Dispatched, Displayed, Dissembled,

Distinguished, Distributed, Diversified, Divested, Documented, Doubled, Drafted, Drew


Earned, Edited, Educated, Elected, Elicited, Eliminated, Emphasised, Employed, Enabled, Enacted, Encouraged, Endorsed, Enforced, Engaged, Engineered, Enhanced, Enlarged, Enlisted, Enriched, Ensured, Entertained, Enumerated, Equated, Established, Estimated, Evaluated, Examined, Exceeded, Exchanged, Executed, Exercised, Expanded, Expedited, Experimented, Explained, Explored, Exposed, Expressed, Extended, Extracted, Extrapolated


Fabricated, Facilitated, Familiarised, Fashioned, Fielded, Figured, Filed, Financed, Focused, Forecasted, Formalised, Formed, Formulated, Fortified, Fostered, Founded, Framed, Fulfilled, Functioned, Furnished, Furthered


Gained, Gathered, Gauged, Gave, Generated, Governed, Graded, Granted, Greeted, Grouped, Guided


Halved, Handled, Headed,Helped, Hired, Hosted


Identified, Illuminated, Illustrated, Imagined, Implemented, Imploded, Improved, Improvised, Inaugurated, Incorporated, Increased, Incurred, Indexed, Individualised, Influenced, Informed, Initiated, Innovated, Inquired, Inspected, Inspired, Installed, Instigated, Instilled, Instituted, Instructed, Insured, Integrated, Interacted, Interfaced, Interpreted, Intervened, Interviewed, Introduced, Invented, Inventoried, Invested, Investigated, Invited, Involved, Isolated, Issued


Joined Judged




Launched, Learned, Leased, Lectured, Led, Licensed, Listened, Loaded, Located, Logged


Made, Maintained, Managed, Mapped, Marketed, Matched, Maximised, Measured, Mediated, Memorised, Merged, Minimised, Modelled, Moderated, Modernised, Modified, Monitored, Motivated, Mounted, Moved, Multiplied


Named, Navigated, Negotiated, Noticed, Nurtured


Observed, Obtained, Offset, Opened, Operated, Orchestrated, Ordered, Organised, Oriented, Originated, Outlined, Overhauled, Oversaw


Packed, Paid, Participated, Passed, Patterned, Penalised, Perceived, Performed, Permitted, Persuaded, Pinpointed, Pioneered, Placed, Planned, Polled, Prepared, Presented, Preserved, Presided, Prevented, Priced, Printed, Prioritised, Probed, Processed, Procured, Produced, Profiled, Programmed, Projected, Promoted, Prompted, Proposed, Proved, Provided, Publicised, Published, Purchased, Pursued


Quantified, Questioned, Quoted


Raised, Ranked,Rated, Realised, Reasoned, Received, Recommended, Reconciled, Reconfigured, Record, Recorded, Recovered, Recruited, Rectified, Redesigned, Reduced, Referred, Refined, Registered, Regulated, Rehabilitated, Reinforced, Reinstated, Rejected, Rejuvenated, Related, Remedied, Remodelled, Rendered, Renegotiated, Reorganised, Repaired, Replaced, Reported, Represented, Requested, Researched, Reserved, Resolved, Responded, Restocked, Restored, Restructured, Resulted, Retained, Retrieved, Revamped, Revealed, Reversed, Reviewed, Revised, Revitalised, Rewarded, Rewired, Routed


Safeguarded, Saved, Scheduled, Screened, Secured, Segmented, Selected, Separated, Served, Set Goals, Set-up, Settled, Shaped, Showed, Signed, Simplified, Simulated, Sketched, Slashed, Sold, Solicited, Solved, Sorted, Sparked, Spearheaded, Specialised, Specified, Speculated, Spoke, Spread, Stabilised, Staged, Standardised, Steered, Stimulated, Strategised, Streamlined, Strengthened, Stressed, Stretched, Structured, Studied, Submitted, Substantiated, Substituted, Succeeded, Suggested, Summarised, Superseded, Supervised, Supplied, Supported, Surpassed, Surveyed, Synchronised, Synthesised, Systematised


Tabulated, Tackled, Tailored, Targeted, Taught, Terminated, Tested, Testified, Tightened, Tracked, Traded, Trained, Transacted, Transcribed, Transferred, Transformed, Translated, Transmitted, Travelled, Treated, Trimmed, Tripled, Troubleshoot, Turned


Uncovered, Undertook, Unified


Validated, Valued, Verbalised, Verified, Viewed, Visited, Volunteered


Waged, Weighed, Widened, Won, Worked, Wrote