Your resume is one of the most powerful tools in your job search, but it might be full of words that drain it of its strength. “[Buzzwords] once had meaning, but they have been repeated so often that hiring managers gloss over them,” says Mitchell Langbert, associate professor of business management at Brooklyn College.
To help you make sure you’re not filling your prime resume real estate with meaningless jargon, we’re breaking down which resume words to avoid, and which terms to add. Now read on you problem-solving, goal-setting, self-motivating go-getter. (Yep, these words are all on the good-to-go list.)
Bottom-lineWhile these words and phrases were actually once effective and meaningful, they are now “dying from overuse,” says Langbert.
Outside the box
Replace buzzwords with “action verbs that describe what you’ve done and how those experiences have contributed to your success or the success of the company,” saysEleesha Martin, senior recruiting specialist at G&A Partners.
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