Power Verbs for Project Management/Supervisory

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Power verbs bring your resume to life. They paint a picture for the reviewer by highlighting your skills and accomplishments, affirm your communication skills, and help you stand out in a crowd. Begin each statement or phrase with a power verb, then take you resume to the next level, by inserting action-packed power verbs into your work history and branding statement.

Tip: Remember to use present tense verbs in your profile and qualifications summary and when creating task, responsibility and accomplishment bullets for a current position. Use past-tense verbs to describe prior positions and experience in your work history. There are literally thousands of verbs to choose from, so feel free to share your favorites.

• Absorbed • Discharged • Prepared
• Accounted for • Dissolved • Prioritized
• Accrued • Dispensed • Procured
• Acted • Dispersed • Projected
• Adopted • Doubled • Promoted
• Administered • Economized • Provisioned
• Aligned • Elevated • Pruned
• Allocated • Eliminated • Quantified
• Amended • Enacted • Ratcheted
• Anticipated • Ensured • Rated
• Appointed • Estimated • Reapportioned
• Appraised • Examined • Recognized
• Appropriated • Executed • Recommended
• Approved • Extracted • Recruited
• Assessed • Facilitated • Redefined
• Audited • Forecasted • Reinforced
• Augmented • Fought • Reigned in
• Authorized • Fulfilled • Reorganized
• Avoided • Furnished • Researched
• Benchmarked • Funded • Restructured
• Budgeted • Gained • Required
• Calculated • Gauged • Reversed
• Capitalized • Governed • Reviewed
• Carried out • Hired • Revised
• Carved out • Injected • Risked
• Cemented • Intervened • Saved
• Charged • Justified • Seized
• Charted • Leveraged • Set goals
• Checked • Magnified • Sharpened
• Chose • Managed • Shortened
• Commanded • Mandated • Slashed
• Commended • Maneuvered • Solicited
• Compared • Measured • Sourced
• Complied • Mitigated • Supervised
• Contracted • Monitored • Sustained
• Controlled • Mounted • Terminated
• Convened • Navigated • Transferred
• Critiqued • Normalized • Trimmed
• Cut • Off shored • Tripled
• Decided • Orchestrated • Turned
• Deduced • Outsourced • Vetted
• Delineated • Oversaw • Weighed
• Delegated • Planned • Withstood
• Designated • Praised
• Directed • Predicted

 

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