100 action verbs to boost your tech resume

Catch a recruiter’s attention by starting each bullet point in your work history with a strong action verb. Sub “worked on,” “responsible for” or “duties included” with a power word to diversify your resume and show off your impact. For more, check out our article on 5 verbs to take off your resume.


Software Engineer

  • Built
  • Coded
  • Collaborated
  • Configured
  • Debugged
  • Developed
  • Engineered
  • Implemented
  • Installed
  • Integrated
  • Maintained
  • Patched
  • Programmed
  • Rebuilt
  • Re-engineered
  • Refactored
  • Resolved
  • Troubleshot
  • Upgraded
  • Utilized


Data Scientist

  • Analyzed
  • Applied
  • Calculated
  • Classified
  • Cleaned
  • Collected
  • Detected
  • Determined
  • Examined
  • Explored
  • Extracted
  • Forecasted
  • Improved
  • Interpreted
  • Investigated
  • Isolated
  • Modeled
  • Predicted
  • Processed
  • Quantified


Product manager

  • Coordinated
  • Defined
  • Delegated
  • Delivered
  • Directed
  • Established
  • Executed
  • Guided
  • Implemented
  • Launched
  • Led
  • Managed
  • Negotiated
  • Oversaw
  • Owned
  • Pioneered
  • Planned
  • Prioritized
  • Spearheaded
  • Strategized


UX/UI Designer

  • Brainstormed
  • Conceptualized
  • Crafted
  • Created
  • Designed
  • Drafted
  • Illustrated
  • Interviewed
  • Iterated
  • Mapped
  • Optimized
  • Overhauled
  • Produced
  • Prototyped
  • Re-designed
  • Researched
  • Revamped
  • Storyboarded
  • Translated
  • Visualized


QA Engineer

  • Automated
  • Conducted
  • Deployed
  • Diagnosed
  • Discovered
  • Documented
  • Fixed
  • Found
  • Identified
  • Inspected
  • Monitored
  • Performed
  • Prevented
  • Queried
  • Reduced
  • Reported
  • Reviewed
  • Tested
  • Tracked
  • Wrote
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