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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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