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Achieved or Accomplished

achieved accomplished acquired demonstrated doubled earned expanded fulfilled halved helped increased improved pioneered reduced (losses) resolved (problems) restored reinforced spearheaded surpassed strengthened transformed tripled won

Administrative Duties

approved arranged catalogued classified collected compiled dispatched executed generated implemented inspected monitored operated organized prepared processed persuaded purchased recorded retrieved screened specified systemized tabulated validated

Communication Skills

addressed arbitrated arranged authored collaborated convinced corresponded developed directed drafted edited enlisted formulated influenced interpreted lectured mediated moderated negotiated persuaded promoted publicized reconciled recruited spoke translated wrote


acted conceptualized created customized designed developed directed established fashioned founded illustrated initiated instituted integrated introduced invented originated performed planned revitalized shaped

Financial Responsibilities

administered analyzed balanced budgeted forecast marketed planned projected

Helped or Assisted

advocated assessed assisted clarified coached counseled demonstrated diagnosed educated expedited facilitated familiarized guided motivated referred rehabilitated represented


activated built composed conceived constructed create designed developed established formed formulated founded invented set up started


administered allocated analyzed appraised assigned attained audited balanced budgeted calculated chaired computed consolidated contracted coordinated delegated developed directed evaluated executed forecasted improved increased managed marketed organized oversaw planned prioritized produced projected recommended researched reviewed scheduled strengthened supervised


calculated collaborated coordinated expedited maintained programmed projected


clarified collected diagnosed evaluated examined extracted identified inspected interpreted interviewed investigated organized reviewed summarized surveyed systematized

Resolved Problems

adapted advised analyzed assisted clarified controlled corrected defined influenced interpreted investigated managed monitored negotiated overcame reconciled recommended resolved settled solved


controlled directed evaluated financed guided handled headed hired influenced inspected instructed interviewed led motivated negotiated oversaw promoted recruited reported represented scheduled secured selected supervised taught trained

Teaching skills

adapted advised clarified coached communicated coordinated demystified developed enabled encouraged evaluated explained facilitated guided informed instructed persuaded set goals stimulated trained

Technical skills

assembled built calculated computed designed devised engineered fabricated maintained operated overhauled programmed remodeled repaired solved upgraded

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accomplished achieved acted as liaison for/between acquired
acted/functioned as activated adapted added
addressed adept at administered advised
advocated allocated amounting to a total savings of analyzed/assessed
applied appraised approved arbitrated
arranged assembled assessed assigned territory consisting of
assigned to assisted with attained audited


balanced bought budgeted built


calculated catalogued chaired classified
clarified coached collaborated collected
communicated compiled composed computed
conceptualized conceived conducted consolidated
constructed consulted contracted/subcontracted controlled
convinced coordinated corrected corresponded
counseled created customized  


defined delegated delivered demonstrated
designed developed devised diagnosed
directed /indirect control directed dispatched documented
doubled drafted    


earned edited educated enabled
encouraged engineered enlisted established
evaluated examined executed expanded
experience involved/included experienced in all facets/phases expertise and demonstrated skills expedited
explored extensive training /involvement extracted  


fabricated facilitated familiarized familiar with
fashioned financed forecasted formed
formulated founded fulfilled  


gathered generated guided


halved handled headed helped
hired honored as    


identified illustrated implemented improved
increased in charge of influenced informed
initially employed initiated innovation resulted in inspected
installed instituted instructed instrumental in
integrated interaction with interpreted introduced
invented interviewed investigated  


knowledge of/experienced as      


lectured led    


maintained managed marketed mediated
moderated monitored more than [ ] years experience motivated




operated organized originated overcame
overhauled oversaw    


performed persuaded pioneered planned
presented prioritized processed produced
proficient programmed projected promoted to/from
proven track record provided [ ] publicized purchased


recipient of recommended reconciled recruited
reduced reinforced remained as remodeled
repaired reported directly to represented researched
resolved restored reviewed revitalized
resulted in      


sales quota accountability scheduled screened selected
served/ operated as set goals set up settled
shaped solved spearheaded specified
specialize in spoke started stimulated
strengthened successful in/at summarized supervised
surpassed surveyed systematized  


tabulated taught temporarily assigned to to ensure maximum/optimum
trained transformed translated tripled






won worked closely with wrote  
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