Packing your résumé with overused, meaningless words is not the way to get a new job. That’s according to Duncan Mathison, a career consultant.
10 words to leave off your resume.
Mathison says that those 10 words claim that you’re great, but they don’t give any proof to back it up. For example, anyone can call themselves an “excellent employee,” and anyone who’s ever had a co-worker can call themselves a “team player.”
So, what should you include on your resume?
First, describe your accomplishments, and let hiring managers make up their own mind about you based on actual results you’ve achieved.
So make sure you list specific, quantifiable details of what you’ve done. Like, “as office manager, I expanded our workforce from 10 employees to over 50.” You can even use direct quotes from an old performance review, like “consistently exceeds company goals.”
10 words he says you should include on your resume:
Mathison says these are “action words” that describe your experience, and to a hiring manager they say that you have the background and the initiative to get things done.
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