15 best / 17 worst resume words

Posted on 08-19-2015 by
Tags: career advancement , LinkedIn , Upgrading Your Skills , career management , resume

When making a resume many of us were told to be truthful, but make it standout. One way to make it stand out is by the choice of words you use. So how do you know if the word you chose is good or not?

CareerBuilder conducted a survey which asked hiring managers which commonly-used terms were good and which were bad. Here’s what they found:



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Posted on : 20 Aug 2015 7:12 AM

While making a resume, the most important thing to remember is to keep it as human as possible. Use words that describe you best but do not boast.

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