Social media has influenced how we like to absorb information and the keywords to remember are short, brief, to the point - keep this in mind for your resume and cover letter....
Meaningless Words on your Resume.
Below is a list of words / phrases we recommend you eliminate from your resume:
"Salary Negotiate" - yes, employers are typically aware of this and it has no positive impact.
"Problem-Solving Skills" - yes, so does everyone else. Show it during the interview your ability to think, don't write on resume.
"Hard-Working" - guess what, that is what everyone else claims too. During an interview share experiences showing your have worked hard.
"Detail Oriented" - again, meaningless to include, and imagine if you had a typo on your cover letter or resume - that would make it look rather silly.
"Proactive" - show it by sharing examples, don't type it out.
"Team Player" - sharing specific examples on successful collaborations at work may be worthwhile including, but the words in itself has no impact.
"Aggressive" - many jobs require "aggressive" attributes in some shape or form, but the word is by may perceived as negative and it is better left out
"Ambitious" - can be interpreted as if you are willing to do anything to reach your goals, so leave it out
"Exceptional" - cut it out and share specifics on what makes you exceptional
"Energetic" - put perspective on this and share examples and cut the word out.
Writing a resume is about showing what you specifically have to offer the employer. Have some friends and family members review your resume and if it isn't clear to them what you have to offer, specifically, then it is probably a good idea to consider reviewing that resume again.
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