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Planning

Example: Developed and implemented a training program that resulted in a 45% increase in employee satisfaction

Administered

Commissioned

Developed

Evaluated

Formulated

Observed

Prepared

Researched

Revised

Studied

Anticipated

Determined

Devised

Forecasted

Identified

Planned

Prioritized

Reserved

Strategized

Tailored

 

Organizing

Example: Coordinated weekly office schedules for 8 employees

Acquired

Appointed

Authorized

Collected

Customized

Facilitated

Issued

Ordered

Retrieved

Simplified

Activated

Arranged

Catalogued

Committed

Delegated

Housed

Linked

Organized

Routed

Sought

Adjusted

Assembled

Centralized

Confirmed

Designated

Implemented

Logged

Procured

Scheduled

Straightened

Allocated

Assessed

Charted

Contracted

Designed

Incorporated

Mapped out

Programmed

Secured

Suggested

Altered

Assigned

Classified

Coordinated

Established

Instituted

Obtained

Recruited

Selected

Tracked

 

Executing

Example: Handled 20-35+ customer calls per shift regarding coverage changes, renewal rates and billing procedures

Acted

Collected

Displayed

Exercised

Input

Merchandised

Produced

Proved

Sold

Administered

Completed

Distributed

Forwarded

Installed

Operated

Proofed

Performed

Stocked

Carried out

Conducted

Entered

Handled

Labored

Processed

Prospected

Shipped

Transacted

 

Supervising

Example: Developed and supervised the implementation of new computer filing system that reduced paper use by 35%

Adjusted

Certified

Correlated

Examined

Indexed

Measured

Overhauled

Refined

Screened

Supplied

Analyzed

Compared

Developed

Explored

Judged

Modified

Oversaw

Regulated

Set

Tightened

Apportioned

Controlled

Discovered

Graded

Licensed

Monitored

Policed

Reviewed

Scrutinized

Traced

Assessed

Corrected

Established

Inspected

Maintained

Officiated

Prohibited

Revised

Supervised

Updated

 

Leading

Example: Trained 20+ new employees in computer procedures over a 2-year period

Accelerated

Changed

Elected

Encouraged

Founded

Inspired

Mentored

Promoted

Spearheaded

Trained

Assumed

Conducted

Employed

Enlisted

Guided

Involved

Motivated

Raised

Stimulated

Transformed

Caused

Directed

Hired

Envisioned

Influenced

Led

Originated

Recognized for

Strengthened

Visualized

Chaired

Disproved

Empowered

Fostered

Initiated

Managed

Pioneered

Set goals

Supervised

 

 

Getting Results

Example: Increased student participation by 25% over a 6-month period

Accomplished

Boosted

Contributed

Eliminated

Expanded

Generated

Increased

Launched

Orchestrated

Received

Achieved

Built

Delivered

Enlarged

Expedited

Grew

Innovated

Lightened

Overcame

Reduced (losses)

Added

Combined

Demonstrated

Enjoyed

Extended

Guaranteed

Integrated

Minimized

Prevailed

Rejuvenated

Advanced

Completed

Diminished

Enlisted

Finalized

Hastened

Introduced

Modernized

Produced

Renovated

Attained

Consolidated

Earned

Ensured

Fulfilled

Heightened

Invented

Obtained

Qualified

Restored

Augmented

Constructed

Eclipsed

Excelled

Gained

Improved

Joined

Opened

Realized

Targeted

 

Problem Solving

Example: Streamlined ordering through the use of computer technology, decreasing wait time from 6 to 2 days

Alleviated

Collaborated

Created

Detected

Foresaw

Investigated

Repaired

Revived

Synthesized

Analyzed

Conceived

Debugged

Determined

Formulated

Recommended

Resolved

Satisfied

Theorized

Applied

Conceptualized

Decided

Diagnosed

Found

Remedied

Revamped

Solved

 

Brainstormed

Crafted

Deciphered

Engineered

Gathered

Remodeled

Revitalized

Streamlined

 

 

Quantitative

Example: converted files from COBAL to JAVA in order to increase compatibility with current systems

Accounted for

Balanced

Compiled

Converted

Earned

Financed

Maximized

Projected

Reconciled

Totaled

Appraised

Budgeted

Compounded

Counted

Enumerated

Grossed

Multiplied

Purchased

Recorded

 

Approximated

Calculated

Computed

Dispensed

Estimated

Increased

Netted

Quantified

Reduced

 

Audited

Checked

Conserved

Dispersed

Figured

Inventoried

Profited

Rated

Tabulated

 

 

Communicating

Example: Presented to groups of 30+ transfer students on a weekly basis concerning university policies and procedures

Acted

Attested

Convinced

Dramatized

Highlighted

Justified

Publicized

Revealed

Submitted

Tested

Adapted

Briefed

Consulted

Edited

Illustrated

Lectured

Queried

Sanctioned

Substantiated

Taught

Admitted

Clarified

Corresponded

Educated

Improvised

Marketed

Questioned

Settled

Suggested

Translated

Addressed

Cleared up

Critiqued

Elicited

Indicated

Mediated

Referred

Shaped

Summarized

Transmitted

Allowed

Closed

Dedicated

Explained

Inferred

Moderated

Reinforced

Smoothed

Supplemented

Verified

Amended

Communicated

Defined

Extracted

Informed

Negotiated

Related

Specified

Supported

Welcomed

Arbitrated

Composed

Deliberated

Fabricated

Instructed

Perceived

Rendered

Spoke

Surveyed

Wrote

Argued

Consented

Demonstrated

Fashioned

Interpreted

Persuaded

Reported

Sold

Synthesized

 

Ascertained

Concluded

Drafted

Greeted

Interviewed

Presented

Represented

Solicited

Systematized

 

 

Helping

Example: Provided academic support for 30+ at-risk primary school students through comprehensive after-school program

Aided

Assisted

Continued

Eased

Enhanced

Interceded

Prescribed

Relieved

Served

Accommodated

Assured

Cooperated

Elevated

Enriched

Mobilized

Provided

Rescued

Sustained

Advised

Bolstered

Counseled

Enabled

Familiarized

Modeled

Protected

Returned

Tutored

Alleviated

Coached

Dealt

Endorsed

Helped

Polished

Rehabilitated

Saved

Validated