Career Center, Santa Clara University

Action Verbs

Action Verbs


» Accomplishment

achieved, improved, pioneered, reduced (losses), resolved (problems), restored, revised, scheduled, spearheaded, transformed


» Clerical or Detail

approved, arranged, catalogued, classified, collected, compiled, dispatched, executed, generated, implemented, inspected, monitored, operated, organized, prepared, processed, purchased, recorded, retrieved, screened, specified, systemized, tabulated, validated


» Communication

addressed, arbitrated, arranged, authored, collaborated, convinced, corresponded, developed, directed, drafted, edited, enlisted, formulated, influenced, interpreted, lectured, mediated, moderated, negotiated, persuaded, promoted, publicized, reconciled, recruited, spoke, translated, wrote


» Creative

acted, conceptualized, created, customized, designed, developed, directed, established, fashioned, founded, illustrated, initiated, instituted, integrated, introduced, invented, originated, performed, planned, revitalized, shaped


» Financial

administered, allocated, analyzed, appraised, audited, balanced, budgeted, calculated, computed, developed, forecasted, managed, planned, projected, researched, developed, directed, evaluated, executed, improved, increased, organized, oversaw, planned, prioritized, produced, recommended, reorganized, reviewed, scheduled, strengthened, supervised


» Helping

assessed, assisted, clarified, coached, counseled, demonstrated, diagnosed, educated, expedited, facilitated, familiarized, guided, motivated, referred, rehabilitated, represented


» Research

clarified, collected, critiqued, diagnosed, evaluated, examined, extracted, identified, inspected, interpreted, interviewed, investigated, organized, reviewed, summarized, systematized


» Teaching

adapted, advised, clarified, coached, communicated, coordinated, demystified, developed, enabled, encouraged, evaluated, facilitated, guided, informed, instructed, persuaded, set goals, stimulated, trained


» Technical

assembled, built, calculated, computed, designed, devised, engineered, fabricated, maintained, operated, overhauled, programmed, remodeled, repaired, solved, upgraded


Appointments through Handshake