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Verbs for Accomplishments
achieved
expanded
improved
pioneered
reduced (losses)
resolved (problems)
restored

spearheaded
transformed
operationalized


Management

administered

analyzed

assigned

attained

chaired

consolidated
contracted

coordinated
delegated
developed

directed
evaluated
executed
improved

increased
organized
oversaw
planned
prioritized

produced
recommended
reviewed
scheduled
strengthened
supervised

Communication
addressed
arbitrated
arranged
collaborated
convinced
corresponded
developed
directed
drafted
edited
enlisted

formulated
influenced
interpreted
lectured
mediated
moderated
negotiated
persuaded
promoted
publicized
reconciled
recruited
spoke
translated
wrote


Research

clarified
collected
critiqued
diagnosed
evaluated
examined
extracted
identified
inspected
interpreted
interviewed
investigated
organized
reviewed
summarized
surveyed
systematized

Technical

assembled
built
calculated
computed
designed
devised
engineered
fabricated
maintained

operated
overhauled
programmed
remodeled
repaired
solved
upgraded


Teaching

adapted
advised
clarified
coached
communicated
coordinated
demystified
developed
enabled
encouraged
evaluated
explained
facilitated

guided
informed
instructed
persuaded
set
goals
stimulated
trained

Creative

acted
conceptualized
created
customized
designed
developed
directed
established

fashioned

founded

illustrated
initiated
instituted
integrated
introduced
invented
originated
performed
planned
revitalized
shaped