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Action Verbs for Interviews

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Review these interview action words and work them in to your behavioral interview answers. Over 300 action words for interviews to help you discuss your work experience in the most compelling way.

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Action Verbs for Interviews

  1. 1. http://job-interview-answers.com 1 Action Verbs For Behavioral Interviews INSTRUCTIONS: Review these action verbs and work them in to your interview answers. Write your answers down! — Attach metrics to the verbs: % increases / % decreases, # of hours of time saved, $$ amounts earned, $$ amounts of costs cut. Bob Firestone | Principal Instructional Designer
  2. 2. https://job-interview-answers.com 2 Now in its 7th revision since 2004, The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers has been trusted & downloaded over 32,000 times by people just like you who are looking to land a job. The Guide is polished, designed, and laser-focused with specifics to help you get hired. Excerpted from: The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers 2019 7th Edition Read all reviews. »
  3. 3. https://job-interview-answers.com 3 Using Metrics: "I think my experience with [Company XYZ] in cutting costs 30% / saving 20 man-hours of work per week / increasing revenue by 14% / getting the job done about 50% faster / decreasing turn-around time by ⅓ / helping customers 20% more of the time is the type of experience that will help me succeed in this role ..."
  4. 4. https://job-interview-answers.com 4 Action Verbs
  5. 5. https://job-interview-answers.com 5 Cite Describe Draw Enumerate Identify Index Indicate Label List Match Meet Name Outline Define Referencing Information Point Quote Recall Recite Recognize Record Repeat Reproduce Review Select State Study Tabulate Trace Write
  6. 6. https://job-interview-answers.com 6 Add Approximate Articulate Associate Characterize Clarify Classify Compare Compute Contrast Convert Defend Describe Detail Understanding Information Interact Interpolate Interpret Observe Paraphrase Picture graphically Predict Review Rewrite Subtract Summarize Translate Visualize Differentiate Discuss Distinguish Elaborate Estimate Example Explain Express Extend Extrapolate Factor Generalize Give Infer
  7. 7. https://job-interview-answers.com 7 Acquire Adapt Allocate Alphabetize Apply Ascertain Assign Attain Avoid Back up Calculate Capture Change Classify Compute Applying Price Process Produce Project Provide Relate Round off Sequence Show Simulate Sketch Solve Translate Transcribe Factor Figure Graph Handle Illustrate Interconvert Investigate Manipulate Modify Operate Personalize Plot Practice Predict Prepare Construct Customize Demonstrate Depreciate Derive Determine Diminish Discover Draw Employ Examine Exercise Explore Expose Express
  8. 8. https://job-interview-answers.com 8 Analyze Audit Blueprint Break down Characterize Classify Compare Confirm Contrast Correlate Detect Diagnose Diagram Differentiate Analyzing Relate Select Separate Subdivide Train Transform Interrupt Inventory Investigate Layout Manage Maximize Minimize Optimize Order Outline Point out Prioritize Proofread Query Discriminate Dissect Distinguish Document Ensure Examine Explain Explore Figure out File Group Identify Illustrate Infer
  9. 9. https://job-interview-answers.com 9 Appraise Assess Compare Conclude Contrast Counsel Criticize Critique Defend Determine Discriminate Estimate Evaluate Explain Evaluating Support Test Validate Verify Grade Hire Interpret Judge Justify Measure Predict Prescribe Rank Rate Recommend Release Select Summarize
  10. 10. https://job-interview-answers.com 10 Abstract Animate Arrange Assemble Budget Categorize Code Combine Compile Compose Construct Cope Correspond Create Cultivate Creating Prescribe Produce Program Rearrange Reconstruct Relate Reorganize Revise Rewrite Specify Summarize Improve Incorporate Integrate Interface Join Lecture Model Modify Network Organize Outline Overhaul Plan Portray Prepare Debug Depict Design Develop Devise Dictate Enhance Explain Facilitate Format Formulate Generalize Generate Handle Import
  11. 11. https://job-interview-answers.com 11 Accomplished Achieved Adapted Arranged Attained Built Captured Commandeered Completed Converted Crafted Created Cut Delivered Demonstrated Accomplishments (past tense) Liaised Modernized Motivated Negotiated Organized Redesigned Revitalized Started Streamlined Strengthened Structured Supervised Transformed Uncovered Widened Won Generated Guided Identified Implemented Improved Improvised Increased Initiated Inspired Installed Instigated Instructed Interpreted Introduced Launched Led Designed Developed Devised Directed Distributed Doubled Drove Earned Eliminated Encouraged Enforced Engineered Ensured Established Expanded Expedited
  12. 12. https://job-interview-answers.com 12 Don’t Worry. Just prepare! Write out your answers. See how many action verbs you can incorporate into your answers.
  13. 13. https://job-interview-answers.com 13 The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers Download information: http://job-interview-answers.com Click to Read User Reviews. »
  14. 14. https://job-interview-answers.com 14 Review of Bob Firestone's "Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers" by Kirkus Reviews; long recognized as the gold standard for tough and impartial book reviews. “Offers strategies and examples to help readers ace the tough questions during a job interview. The book is succinct and engaging, providing a wealth of job interview information in an easy-to-follow style. Firestone guides readers in figuring out how to position themselves as ideal candidates, and how to play up their strengths in ways that hiring managers and human resources departments will appreciate. He gives candidates the perspective from the other side of the interview desk, describing what hiring managers want to know, why they want to know it, and how the candidate can effectively deliver that material. Firestone also describes "behavioral competencies" and encourages readers to discuss their accomplishments in ways that meet these standards. Finally, he lists sample questions for candidates to ask at various stages of the interview process. Overall, this engaging Guide focuses on smart preparation strategies, and offers useful advice to make the average candidate feel more confident. A valuable resource for today's job candidates.” — Kirkus Reviews
  15. 15. https://job-interview-answers.com 15 Let’s connect. Helping YOU gain power, influence, and control over your career, earning power & personal happiness in the workplace. About Bob: BOB FIRESTONE IS AN AUTHOR, CAREER COACH, SALES TRAINER, AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER BASED IN LOS ANGELES. BOB'S "ULTIMATE GUIDE" SERIES OF CAREER SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTIVE TRAINING PRODUCTS HAVE HELPED HALF A MILLION PEOPLE INCREASE THEIR EARNING POWER & CAREER SUCCESS SINCE 2004. @bob_firestonehttp://linkedin.com/bobfirestone1953

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