Resumes

Use this section to create resumes.  You may want more than one type of resume.  It may be helpful for you to create a work resume and a college resume that is tailored to different audiences.  You can also create an online "brag" sheet to be used to keep track of your progress throughout high school and make it easier to put together information to give to teachers to write recommendations or apply to the National Honor Society or other organizations.
 
Use action words to describe your activities, skills and interests in your resume.  Action words can help to describe and highlight your areas of strength.  See the charts below for action word suggestions.
 

ACTION VERBS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Acted

Calculated

Decided

Evaluated

Governed

Investigated

Modeled

Adapted

Chartered

Defined

Examined

Guided

Judged

Monitored

Addressed

Checked

Delegated

Expanded

Handled

Kept

Multiplied

Administered

Classified

Delivered

Experimented

Headed

Learned

Negotiated

Advised

Coached

Designed

Extracted

Helped

Lectured

Officiated

Allocated

Collected

Detected

Facilitated

Identified

Led

Offered

Analyzed

Communicated

Directed

Filed

Illustrated

Lifted

Operated

Approved

Compared

Documented

Financed

Imagined

Listened

Overhauled

Arranged

Completed

Drove

Fixed

Implemented

Logged

Performed

Ascertained

Computed

Dug

Followed

Improved

Made

Reviewed

Assisted

Conceived

Edited

Formulated

Improvised

Maintained

Trained

Attained

Coordinated

Eliminated

Founded

Increased

Managed

Updated

Audited

Copied

Empathized

Gathered

Indexed

Manipulated

Validated

Brought

Counseled

Enforced

Gave

Initiated

Mediated

Valued

Budgeted

Created

Established

Generated

Inspected

Memorized

Visualized

Built

Dealt

Estimated

Got

Interpreted

Mobilized

Wrote

 

SKILL VERBS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Achieve

Deliver

File

Make

Produce

Repair

Take Instruction

Act

Draw

Finance

Manage

Promote

Research

Talk

Administered

Edit

Imagine

Manipulate

Publicize

Schedule

Teach/Train

Analyze

Elicit

Implement

Motivate

Purchase

Select

Tell

Assemble

Eliminate

Improve

Negotiate

Question

Sell

Troubleshoot

Build

Emphasize

Improvise

Observe

Raise

Sense

Tutor

Calculate

Enforce

Increase

Organize

Read

Separate

Type

Communicate

Establish

Influence

Originate

Realize

Serve

Umpire

Compose

Estimate

Interview

Paint

Reason

Service

Understand

Consult

Evaluate

Invent

Perceive

Receive

Set

Unify

Control

Examine

Judge

Perform

Recommend

Sew

Upgrade

Coordinate

Expand

Keep

Persevere

Reconcile

Shape

Use

Copy

Experiment

Lead

Persuade

Record

Speak

Utilize

Count

Explain

Learn

Photograph

Recruit

Study

Verbalize

Create

Express

Lecture

Pilot

Reduce

Summarize

Weigh

Debate

Extract

Listen

Plan

Refer

Supervise

Work

Define

Figure

Maintain

Problem Solve

Remember

Supply

Write

 

ADAPTIVE SKILL WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL TRAITS

Active

Creative

Efficient

Firm

Mature

Pleasant

Sense of Humor

Adaptable

Dependable

Energetic

Honest

Methodical

Positive

Sensitive

Adept

Determined

Enterprising

Innovative

Objective

Productive

Sincere

Broad-minded

Diplomatic

Experienced

Instrumental

Outgoing

Reliable

Successful

Competent

Disciplined

Fair

Logical

Participate

Resourceful

Tactful

Conscientious

Discreet

Forceful

Loyal

Personable

Self-reliant

Versatile