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Cover Letter and Resume Writing

Action Verbs For a Powerful Resume

Using action verbs to describe your experience and skills will make your resume more powerful and stand out from the others.

Action verbs can be used to describe the tasks you were responsible for during your clinical rotations or work experience.  These are sometimes referred to as keywords.

Use action verbs:

See a longer list here and here.  Here are a few examples of action verbs. 

Achieved Enacted Created  Exceeded
Produced Facilitated Ensured Strengthened
Implemented Handled Simplified Delivered

Use action verbs to create statements about your skills and the work you have had:

Expertise in... 
Experience in all aspects/ phases of …
Familiar with...
Acted as...
Knowledge of…
Responsible for…
In charge of…
Specialized in…
Succeeded in/Successful in...

See some good examples of how you can use these phrases here.