Santa Clara University

Career Center
Action Verb List

Begin every resume description with an action verb. Use present tense when your experience is current and past tense for all prior experiences.

  • open and close viewCommunication
  • open and close viewManagement
  • open and close viewClerical or Detail
  • open and close viewCreative
  • open and close viewFinancial
  • open and close viewTechnical
  • open and close viewTeaching
  • open and close viewInitiative
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