These Words And Phrases May Backfire On Your Resume

July 5, 2017

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Not getting a call for an interview after dropping off your resume?  It could be due to some wording and clichés that turn HR departments off!  Hiring managers spend only 15 to 30 seconds looking at each candidate’s resume in many cases, using generic phrases and catchy buzzwords may be the deciding factor. Insurance company Colonial Life suggests you ditch these phrases: Synergy-It can come across as useless jargon. Instead find a less abstract an more defined way to explain what you mean. PASSIONATE: useless words unless you convey that passion in your resume. EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE: Means little to a recruiter.  Provide examples of your experience and provide relevant aspects of your career. Other buzz words to avoid are, creative, think outside the box, hardworking, results-driven, interfaced, problem-solver, dynamic and detail-oriented. If you need some help creating a resume that stands out, consider seeking a professional help in editing your resume.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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