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Resume Action Verbs in Action: I-J-L


Continuing our series of excerpts from a Quintessential Careers tool that provides samples of how action verbs can be used in a resume:

“I” Action Verbs in Action

  • Identified and implemented $100 million+ in expense savings.
  • Implemented IT cost-allocation model resulting in equitable redistribution of IT costs back through corporation and clearer understanding of departmental technology expenses.
  • Improved cash flow from a negative $13 million to positive cash flow by restructuring company.
  • Initiated capital funding in conjunction with investment bankers and venture capitalists.
  • Instituted project-management policies and procedures to create PMO model to control projects, resulting in standardized system to define, categorize, and track projects.
  • Integrated new Business Analyst team into organization, resulting in improved interaction between IT and its customers and alignment of IT initiatives with departmental goals.
  • Interacted with CEOs and top executives from various medical equipment, networking, software, and semiconductor companies.
  • Interpreted policy and applied federal and state laws to various employee-relations issues.
  • Interviewed lay and expert witnesses.
  • Introduced new Problem Management process focused on defect resolution using severity codes.
  • Invented and headed development of all core technologies, including ion implantation equipment, semiconductor process applications, and use of proprietary doping materials and chemicals.
  • Investigated allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and unfair employment practices.
  • Invited to serve three-year term on community-development committee.
  • Isolated and reduced waste streams within facility.

“J” Action Verbs in Action

  • Juggled multiple projects on tight deadlines covering numerous diverse areas.

“L” Action Verbs in Action

  • Launched pan-European UBT and Cartoon Central into 542,000 cabled households, generating $2.2M in annual revenue and establishing Cartoon Central as region’s No. 2 children’s channel.
  • Learned strategies and market terminology during simulated trading sessions with senior traders.
  • Led company-wide strategic team developed to redefine and align services and responsibilities of customer care and distribution operations groups; planned, developed, and implemented action-oriented meetings with 31 nationwide distribution centers; developed issue, cause, and resolutions for identified opportunities and implemented plans to affect changes to both customer-care and distribution operations.
  • Leverage clients’ competencies by providing a common vision and creating an energetic, inspired, and honest atmosphere.
  • Liaised with vendors and manufacturing department to ensure high-quality, yet low-cost, production methods.
  • Lowered customer tool cost $500,000 annually through implementing process changes.