Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers words you can use instead of “Responsible for” in your resume so that you don’t bore the reader.

Instead of “Responsible for” | JobSearchTV.com

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Let's talk today about some No BS Resume Advice. This advice is very straightforward and simple; it is going be read to you, but ultimately comes down to a lot of resumes use the phrase, "responsible for." Read the 10 or 15 times and your eyes start to glaze over and it becomes hard to pay attention to what has been written.

Instead, here are a few alternatives for that phrase that you can substitute depending upon the circumstance. You can pick and choose which ones they are. But this will eliminate the repetition of the phrase, "responsible for."

Here they are:
Handled
Managed
Led
Chaired (as in, "chaired a committee")
Controlled
Coordinated
Executed
Headed (as in, "headed a team").
Operated
Organized
Oversaw
Orchestrated
Planned
Produced
Programmed

These are great ones. If you are dealing with metrics where you are helping your firm save money, you might try:
Reconciled
Reduced
Yielded
Decreased
Deducted
Diagnosed
Lessened
Conserved
Consolidated
Decreased

These are all useful terms. Here are some for when you increase revenue:
Accelerated
Achieved
Capitalized
Amplified
Boosted
Advanced
Delivered
Enhanced
Generated
Expanded
Expedited
Furthered

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