Action Verbs - by Skills Categories

You can use these verbs to describe your skills, accomplishments and abilities when writing your CV and covering letters; they may help to increase the strength of your writing and make potential employers take notice.  Try using an 'action verb' as a leading word to your sentences, this will help to make your writing more direct.  

Creative Skills
acted adapted began combined composed conceptualised
condensed created customised designed developed directed
displayed drew entertained established fashioned formulated
founded illustrated instituted integrated introduced invented
modelled modified orginated performed photographed planned
revised revitalised shaped solved    
Data/Financial Skills     
administered adjusted allocated analysed  appraised  assessed 
audited balanced budgeted  calculated  computed  conserved 
corrected determined  developed estimated  forecast  managed 
marketed measured  netted planned prepared programmed
projected qualified  reconciled reduced  researched  retrieved
Helping Skills     
adapted advocated  aided  answered arranged assessed 
assisted clarified  coached  collaborated  contributed cooperated 
counselled demonstrated diagnosed  educated encouraged  ensured 
explained facilitated familiarised furthered guided  helped
insured intervened  motivated  prevented  provided  referred 
rehabilitated represented resolved  supplied supported  volunteered 
Organisational Skills     
approved arranged  catalogued  categorised  charted  classified 
coded collected  compiled  corrected  corresponded distributed 
executed filed  generated  incorporated  inspected  logged 
maintained monitored  obtained  operated  ordered  organised 
prepared processed provided  purchased  recorded  registered 
reserved responded  reviewed  routed  scheduled  screened 
submitted supplied  standardised  systemised  updated  validated 
Research Skills     
analysed clarified  collected  compared  conducted  critqued 
detected determined  diagnosed  evaluated  examined  experimented 
explored extracted  formulated  gathered  inspected  interviewed 
invented investigated  located  measured  organised  researched 
searched solved  summarised  surveyed  systemised   
Teaching Skills     
adapted advised  clarified  coached  communicated  conducted 
coordinated critiqued  developed  enabled  encouraged  evaluated 
explained facilitated  focused  guided  individualised  informed 
instilled instructed  motivated persuaded  simulated  stimulated 
taught tested  trained transmitted  tutored   
Technical Skills     
adapted applied  assembled  built  calculated  computed 
conserved constructed  converted  debugged  designed  determined 
developed engineered  fabricated  fortified  installed  maintained 
operated overhauled  printed  programmed  rectified  regulated 
remodelled repaired  replaced  restored  solved  specialised 
standardised studied  upgraded  utilised     
Communication/People Skills     
addressed advertised  arbitrated arranged articulated  authored 
clarified collaborated communicated  composed  condensed  conferred 
consulted contacted  conveyed  convinced  corresponded  debated 
defined  developed  directed discussed  drafted  edited 
elicited  enlisted  explained  expressed  formulated  furnished 
incorporated  influenced  interacted  interpreted  interviewed  involved 
joined  judged  lectured  listened  marketed  mediated 
moderated  negotiated  observed  outlined  participated  persuaded 
presented  promoted  proposed  publicised  reconciled  recruited 
referred  reinforced  reported  resolved  responded  solicited 
specified spoke  suggested  summarised  synthesised  translated 
Management/Leadership Skills      
administered analysed  appointed  approved  assigned  attained 
authorised chaired  considered  consolidated  contracted  controlled 
converted coordinated  decided  delegated  developed  directed 
eliminated emphasised  enforced  enhanced  established  executed 
generated handled  headed  hired  hosted  improved 
incorporated increased  initiated  inspected  instituted  led 
managed merged  motivated  navigated  organised  originated 
overhauled oversaw  planned  presided  prioritised  produced 
recommended re-organised  replaced  restored  reviewed  scheduled 
secured selected  streamlined  strengthened  supervised  terminated