Action Words
(Checklist of Transferable Skills)


GROUP A: Communication Skills
Advised
Communicated
Interpreted
Negotiated
Persuaded
Promoted
Presented
Read
Summarized
Talked
Translated
Wrote
GROUP B: Creative Skills
Arranged
Cooked
Created
Demonstrated
Designed
Developed
Devised
Generated
Improvised
Invented
Originated 
Performed
Produced
Predicted
Group C: Working With Information and Number Skills
Analyzed
Budgeted
Calculated
Checked
Evaluated
Inspected
Investigated
Memorized
Ordered
Organized
Researched
Reviewed
Scheduled
Selected
Verified.
Group D: Leadership Skills
Administered
Conducted
Controlled
Coordinated
Decided
Directed
Facilitated
Initiated (Started)
Led
Managed
Motivated
Planned
Supervised

Group E: Manual and Mechanical Skills

Adjusted
Constructed
Installed
Operated
Repaired Serviced
Group F: Results Achieved
Assisted (helped)
Consulted
Cooperated
Counseled
Enforced
Instructed
Served
Trained
Group G: Results Achieved
Adapted
Attained
Completed          
Contributed
Decreased (lowered)
Double (tripled)
Eliminated
Established
Expanded
Implemented
Improved
Increased (raised)
Introduced
Maintained
Multiplied
Opened
Proposed
Provided (furnished)
Realized
Recommended
Reduced (cut)
Revamped
Revised
Risked
Saved
Simplified
Sold
Solved
Stimulated
Streamlined
Strengthened
Structured
Submitted
Succeeded
Supported
Transferred
Trouble-Shot
Uncovered
Unified
Upgraded
Utilized
Widened
Won
Checklist of Personal Skills
Accurate
Adaptable
Adventurous
Alert
Ambitious
Amiable
Analytical
Articulate
Assertive
Attentive
Attractive
Broad-minded
Businesslike
Calm
Capable
Careful
Cautious
Charitable
Charming
Cheerful
Clever
Compassionate
Competitive
Confident
Conscientious
Conservative
Consistent
Constructive
Cool-headed
Cooperative
Courageous
Courteous
Creative
Curious
Daring
Decisive
Dedicated
Dependable
Determined
Disciplined
Discreet
Easy-going
Efficient
Energetic
Enterprising
Enthusiastic
Flexible
Forceful
Formal
Frank
Friendly
Generous
Hard-working
Healthy
Helpful
Honest
Humorous
Imaginative
Independent
Industrious
Informal
Innovative
Introspective
Kind
Knowledgeable
Light-hearted
Logical
Loving
Loyal
Mature
Meticulous
Modest
Motivated
Objective
Obliging
Open-minded
Optimistic
Original
Organized
Outgoing
Patent
People-oriented
Perceptive
Persevering
Persistent



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