2019-2020 Career Exploration and Success Career & Internship Guide

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Power Verbs: Strengthen Your Resume

Prepare for the Internship/Job Search

When writing your resume, use the power verbs below to begin each of your bulleted statements. Use present tense verbs for current positions and past tense verbs for previous positions. COMMUNICATION advertised apprised arranged collaborated communicated consulted contacted contributed convinced corresponded critiqued described discussed edited elicited informed interacted interviewed involved joined lectured linked marketed mediated moderated negotiated participated persuaded presented promoted proposed publicized recommended reinforced reported represented revised solicited spoke suggested summarized translated CREATIVE acted authored composed conceptualized created designed directed displayed drafted entertained envisioned fashioned (cont. in next column)


CREATIVE (cont.)

founded illustrated improvised initiated innovated inspired introduced invented modernized orchestrated originated performed photographed revamped shaped solved tailored visualized wrote FINANCIAL/DATA acquired adjusted allocated apportioned appraised approximated assessed audited balanced budgeted calculated computed decreased disbursed enumerated estimated figured forecasted invested issued maximized minimized multiplied projected rated realized reconciled reduced regulated retrieved specified submitted tabulated tested validated


HELPING accommodated advocated aided alleviated ameliorated assisted bolstered boosted cared for cooperated counseled dedicated eased elevated empowered encouraged expedited fostered furthered guided helped motivated prevented provided referred rehabilitated reformed relieved remedied revitalized satisfied served smoothed supplemented supported sustained volunteered







enhanced established exceeded excelled expanded grew handled hired improved increased influenced instituted launched led managed oversaw produced raised recruited reorganized scheduled screened secured selected sought spearheaded streamlined strengthened succeeded surpassed

maximized mobilized modified monitored obtained organized planned prepared prioritized processed procured purchased recorded refined reserved resolved responded scheduled set up standardized systematized updated verified

searched solved studied submitted substantiated surveyed synthesized

LEADERSHIP accomplished achieved administered advanced appointed attained chaired consolidated controlled coordinated decided delegated demonstrated designated developed directed enforced

ORGANIZATION accelerated addressed approved assigned brainstormed catalogued categorized coded compiled contracted customized devised distributed enlisted executed filed finalized formulated generated implemented incorporated integrated maintained

RESEARCH analyzed ascertained classified collected compared concluded conducted confirmed converted correlated deciphered determined diagnosed evaluated examined experimented explored extracted formulated gathered identified indexed inspected interpreted investigated measured queried questioned researched reviewed

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TEACHING adapted advised coached coordinated developed educated enabled encouraged enriched evaluated explained facilitated individualized instructed motivated stimulated taught trained tutored TECHNICAL adapted assembled built computed constructed debugged deconstructed designed engineered fixed installed maintained operated overhauled programmed remodeled repaired restored upgraded utilized