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The following are some actions words you can use in your resume to identify you as a 'doer', accent your accomplishments. They should be used sparingly and never to mislead or imply anything that's not true.

Action Words
Accelerate Accomplish Achieve Acquire
Act Activate Adapt Address
Adjust Administer Advance Advertise
Advise Affect Aid Allocate
Analyze Anticipate Apply Appoint
Appraise Approve Arbitrate Arrange
Assemble Assess Assign Assist
Attain Audit Augment Authenticate
Author Authorize Avert Avoid
Balance Broaden Budget Built
Calculate Catalog Centralize Chair
Change Chart Check Clarify
Classify Close Coach Collaborate
Collect Combine Communicate Compare
Compile Complete Compose Compute
Conceive Conclude Condense Condition
Conduct Confirm Consolidate Construct
Consult Consummate Continue Contract
Contribute Control Convert Convey
Convince Coordinate Correlate Correspond
Counsel Create Critique Cultivate
Decentralize Decrease Define Delegate
Deliver Demonstrate Design Designate
Detail Determine Develop Devise
Diagnose Direct Discharge Discipline
Discover Dispatch Dispose Disprove
Distribute Document Double Draft
Earn Edit Educate Effect
Employ Enforce Engineer Enlarge
Enlist Enroll Establish Estimate
Evaluate Examine Exceed Execute
Exercise Expand Expedited Extended
Extracted Facilitate Finance Forecast
Form Formulate Found Frame
Fulfill Gain Gather Generate
Govern Group Guide Half
Handle Head Help Highlight
Hire Identify Implement Improve
Improvise Increase Index Influence
Initiate Inspect Inspire Install
Instigate Institute Instruct Insure
Integrate Interpret Interview Introduce
Invent Invest Investigate Issue
Justify Launch Lay Out Lead
Lecture Lead Lighten Liquidate
Litigate Lobby Locate Make
Maintain Manage Manufacture Market
Match Mediate Merchandise Minimize
Mobilize Moderate Modernize Modify
Monitor Motivate Negotiate Obtain
Operate Order Organize Orient
Overcome Oversee Participate Perform
Persuade Pinpoint Pioneer Plan
Post Prepare Present Preside
Prevent Price Probe Process
Procure Produce Program Progress
Project Promote Propose Proved
Provide Publicize Publish Purchase
Realize Receive Recommend Reconcile
Record Recruit Rectify Redesign
Reduce Re-Establish Refer Regulate
Reinforce Reject Relate Renegotiate
Reorganize Replace Report Represent
Research Reshape Resolve Restore
Restructure Retrieve Revamp Reverse
Review Revise Revitalize Revive
Route Save Schedule Screen
Secure Select Sell Serve
Service Set up Settle Shape
Ship Showe Simplify Sell
Solve Sort Spearhead Specify
Speak Sponsor Staff Standardize
Start Up Start Stimulate Streamline
Strengthen Stretch Structure Study
Suggest Summarize Supervise Supply
Support Surpass Survey Sustain
Systemize Tabulate Tailor Teach
Terminate Test Tighten Trace
Trade Train Transact Transferr
Transform Translate Trim Triple
Uncover Undertake Unify Update
Use Utilize Validate Verify
Vitalize Widen Win Work
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