One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
There's no secret list of verbs that will impress every hiring manager every time. Used in moderation, variety is the spice of a successful resume. However, a few workhorse action words can help get you started thinking about the implications of verbs in your resume.
Professional resume writers Steve Burdan and Mary Schumacher offer the following verbs to get you started:
Steve Burdan's Action Verbs:
Mary Schumacher's Action Verbs:
Other resources to energize your resume verbs
For action verbs that are relevant to your particular work history, Quintessential Careers features a helpful list of verbs categorized by skills.