List of Skill Verbs

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Skills and Related Action Verbs
The action verbs you use on your resume and in your professional correspondence will alter the meaning and affect of the messages you are trying to convey. On the next two pages are action verbs to consider using as you prepare resumes, letters, emails, and voicemail scripts. The list below shows verbs that are related to various types of skills. The following page is a more general, alphabetical listing of other action verbs to use as you manage your messages.

Management /
Leadership
Skills

Communication
Skills

Research/
Technical
Skills

Financial /
Accounting
Skills

administer
analyze
apply
approve
assign
attain
chair
conduct
consolidate
coordinate
delegate
determine
develop
direct
enlist
evaluate
execute
formalize
form
found
hire
implement
improve
increase
initiate
inspire
lead
manage
operate
organize
oversee
pioneer
plan
prioritize
produce
promote
recommend
recruit
represent
solve
spearhead
sponsor
strengthen
supervise

address
arbitrate
arrange
author
brief
collaborate
consult
contact
convince
correspond
demonstrate
develop
direct
dissuade
draft
edit
enlist
explain
familiarize
formulate
influence
inform
interpret
listen
market
mediate
moderate
motivate
negotiate
persuade
present
promote
publish
publicize
reconcile
recruit
report
respond
sell
solicit
speak
summarize
translate
write

analyze
assemble
assess
build
calculate
clarify
collect
compile
compute
construct
design
detect
devise
diagnose
discover
document
engineer
evaluate
examine
extract
gather
identify
inspect
install
interpret
interview
investigate
model
operate
organize
overhaul
program
remodel
repair
research
review
search
solve
survey
systematize
test
troubleshoot
uncover
upgrade

acquire
administer
allocate
analyze
appraise
augment
audit
balance
budget
calculate
compute
consolidate
contract
control
correct
decrease
develop
effect
enhance
estimate
finance
forecast
fulfill
generate
manage
market
minimize
obtain
plan
prevent
project
reconcile
record
reduce
regulate
renegotiate
research
restructure
revise
save
secure
segment
select
trade

Customer
Service/
Teamwork
Skills
amplify
assess
assist
attend
attract
clarify
coach
collaborate
compromise
confront
contribute
convert
cooperate
counsel
cultivate
demonstrate
develop
diagnose
elaborate
empathize
encourage
expedite
facilitate
familiarize
guide
help
impact
influence
instill
mentor
motivate
nurture
overcome
persuade
provide
reflect
refer
represent
resolve
sell
serve
settle
support
treat

Operations /
Project
Management
Skills
approve
arrange
assemble
catalogue
centralize
classify
collect
compile
coordinate
critique
develop
dispatch
distribute
eliminate
expedite
enforce
execute
handle
implement
inspect
maintain
manage
monitor
operate
organize
plan
prepare
process
purchase
record
reorganize
retrieve
salvage
schedule
screen
specify
standardize
start
systematize
tabulate
trade
update
utilize
validate

Training Skills

Creative Skills

adapt
advise
address
affect
aid
clarify
coach
communicate
coordinate
deliver
demystify
develop
educate
enable
encourage
evaluate
explain
facilitate
frame
guide
heighten
inform
instruct
introduce
illustrate
lecture
model
modify
persuade
refine
reinforce
relate
review
revise
set goals
shape
simplify
stimulate
suggest
summarize
teach
train
translate
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