The ten most useless words in your resume
Fillers and advice from those with experience can make to include in the resume words are already cliche and do not help to impress. “Motivated”, “creative”, “enthusiastic”. Can we create have all these qualities. And we use to describe our curriculum. In which case, what we are is not very “original”.
According to the social network specializing LinkedIn, there are ten words that appear again and again in the resumes that its members use to promote themselves to potential employers.
They are terms used to a fault. And that does not help much to our cause to impress reviewing our job application.
The other seven words that are repeated again and again resumes as LinkedIn are:
- “Extensive experience”
LinkedIn advises its members to refrain from using these crutches of language in their resumes.
In place, the network explains that instead of be described as a professional “motivated” is best explained with examples, how this motivation manifests.
Seconds to impress
Some insist that the use of these words can now help some firms employ software to read hundreds of resumes and identify “key” words that reflect the required qualities among the contenders for the job.
But on the other hand, to finally get to the desktop manager of the division of human resources in the company that is looking to enter the buzzwords that seduced the software may sound repetitive or boring to human ear.
Moreover, when some studies suggest that an applicant for employment has averaged just 8.8 seconds to impress with your potential boss curriculum.
So is it worth wasting those precious seconds to describe himself as “successful” or “passionate”?
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Experts also suggest the use of alternatives to rephrase what these concepts say.
For example, if you want to show how a successful person, it is better to let others do it for you. It is more appropriate to include testimonials from colleagues referring to our successes self described as “successful”.
Instead of talking about “leadership” sounds better present instances where it has been exercised. And of course, there are the other usual recommendations to not ruin your chances of getting a job from the second in which the curriculum is delivered.
Beware of spelling mistakes, describe our experience brief, clear and concise manner, are formulas known to not scare off a prospective employer.