When you’re creating or updating your resume, you may Google “resume keywords” or “powerful resume words”, which is a great way to learn since you’re not a professional resume writer. But the truth of the matter is that unless you’re hearing the advice from a hiring manager, you may still be utilizing words that are tired, overused or simply cliche.
CareerBuilder and Harris Poll recently teamed up to survey over 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals to find out which are the best and worst resume terms used. We wanted to share our favorites with you:
Resume Terms to Avoid
- Best of breed
- Think outside the box
- Go-to person
- Team player
- Hard worker
- Track record
Resume Terms to Use Instead
- Under budget
The survey also found that only 17% of hiring managers look at perspective employee resumes for just 30 seconds. 68% of them spend less than 2 minutes reviewing resumes, which is why it is so important to include the correct wording and avoid resume mistakes.
For the complete list of the best and worst resume terms, head over to read the CareerBuilder press release.
And for more career or resume advice, contact one of our team members at Maxsys Solutions.