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Frequently Used Action Words for KSA Descriptions

A

accomplished

achieved

acquired

acted

adapted

added

adjusted

administered

advanced

allocated

allotted

allowed

analyzed

anticipated

applied

appointed

appraised

arbitrated

arranged

assessed

assigned

assisted

assured

attained

audited

authorized

awarded

B

based

bought

briefed

budgeted

built

C

catalogued

calculated

caused

centralized

certified

chaired

changed

clarified

classified

closed

collaborated

collected

combined

commended

communicated

compared

competed

computed

compiled

completed

composed

computed

conceived

conceptualized

concluded

conducted

conferred

confirmed

considered

consolidated

constructed

consulted

continued

contracted

controlled

convened

converted

conveyed

convinced

cooperated

coordinated

corrected

correlated

counseled

created

critiqued

cultivated

D

dealt

debated

decided

defended

defined

delegated

delivered

demonstrated

described

designated

designed

developed

devised

diagnosed

directed

discovered

disseminated

distributed

documented

drafted

duplicated

E

earned

edited

educated

eliminated

employed

enabled

encouraged

endorsed

enforced

engineered

enlarged

enlisted

ensured

equipped

established

estimated

evaluated

exercised

experimented

explained

F

facilitated

filed

financed

finished

focused

forecasted

formed

formulated

fostered

founded

fulfilled

G

gathered

generated

graded

granted

guided

H

handled

helped

hired

hosted

I

identified

illustrated

implemented

improved

incorporated

indexed

indicated

informed

influenced

initiated

innovated

inspected

installed

instructed

insured

integrated

interacted

interpreted

interviewed

introduced

invested

investigated

involved

issued

J

judged

justified

L

launched

lead

lectured

linked

located

logged

M

maintained

managed

mandated

marketed

measured

mediated

minimized

modified

monitored

motivated

N

negotiated

notified

nullified

O

observed

obtained

opened

operated

ordered

originated

organized

outlined

oversaw

P

participated

performed

persuaded

pioneered

planned

prepared

predicted

presented

prevented

priced

printed

processed

procured

produced

programmed

projected

promoted

proposed

protected

provided

publicized

published

purchased

pursued

Q

quantified

questioned

R

ranked

rated

recognized

recommended

reconciled

recruited

reduced

referred

regulated

rejected

released

reorganized

replaced

replied

reported

represented

requested

required

researched

resolved

responded

reevaluated

reviewed

revised

rewarded

S

scheduled

screened

selected

separated

serviced

set up

settled

simplified

simulated

solicited

solved

sorted

specified

staffed

structured

studied

submitted

substituted

succeeded

suggested

summarized

supervised

surveyed

synthesized

T

tabulated

targeted

taught

tested

testified

trained

transcribed

transferred

translated

transmitted

triggered

turned

U

updated

upgraded

utilized

V

validated

volunteered

W

weighed

wrote

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