ACTION VERBS

Use action verbs to communicate your accomplishments in the experience section of your resume.
Note their impact in the job below!

With action verbs
IBM, RTP, NC
Human Resources Intern, Summer 2011

  • Worked with project team on the redesign of New Employee Orientation.
  • Created a survey to use with current employees.  Received an 80% response rate.
  • Interviewed 15 recent hires to gain insights into the needs of new employees.
  • Wrote report and presented results to project team.     

Without action verbs      
IBM, RTP, NC
Human Resources Intern, Summer 2011
  • Duties included administrative tasks in an office setting.
  • Responsible for distributing a survey to current employees.
  • The needs of recent hires were collected, documented, etc.
  • I was involved in a variety of other activities, as needed.