POW! Grab the Readers Attention!

explosionDid I get your attention? Action words can help you grab the attention of the reader immediately so here is a list of words you can use on your Resume, Cover Letter or anywhere else you’d like. They are in the past tense because all your sentences should be in the past tense, except if you are currently employed at an organization.

  • Achieved
  • Acquired
  • Adapted
  • Addressed
  • Administered
  • Analyzed
  • Anticipated
  • Assembled
  • Assisted
  • Audited
  • Budgeted
  • Calculated
  • Centralized
  • Changed
  • Collaborated
  • Composed
  • Condensed
  • Conducted
  • Constructed
  • Contracted
  • Converted
  • Coordinated
  • Created
  • Cultivated
  • Demonstrated
  • Designed
  • Developed
  • Devised
  • Discovered
  • Doubled

 

  • Drafted
  • Edited
  • Eliminated
  • Enforced
  • Established
  • Evaluated
  • Expanded
  • Explained
  • Forecasted
  • Formed
  • Founded
  • Generated
  • Guided
  • Hired
  • Implemented
  • Improved
  • Informed
  • Insured
  • Interpreted
  • Interviewed
  • Launched
  • Maintained
  • Managed
  • Marketed
  • Minimized
  • Motivated
  • Negotiated
  • Obtained
  • Operated
  • Organized

 

  • Originated
  • Oversaw
  • Performed
  • Planned
  • Prevented
  • Produced
  • Programmed
  • Promoted
  • Provided
  • Publicized
  • Published
  • Recruited
  • Reorganized
  • Reported
  • Researched
  • Resolved
  • Reviewed
  • Selected
  • Separated
  • Set up
  • Simplified
  • Solved
  • Surveyed
  • Staffed
  • Supervise
  • Taught
  • Tested
  • Trained
  • Used

 

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