Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume
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Top 10 Cliches That Have No Place on Your Resume

Resumes are pretty standard in terms of the job search process, and there have been many articles and experts touting the do’s and don’ts for a resume that stands out from the pack.

As with anything, when it comes to job seeking, the more resources of what not to do, the better. A recent Careerbuilder survey offers just that, giving insight directly from hiring managers on the top cliches that will lead them to be more likely to give a resume the boot. Check out the top 10:

1. Best of breed: 38%

2. Go-getter: 27%

3. Think outside of the box: 26%

4. Synergy: 22%

5. Go-to person: 22%

6. Thought leadership: 16%

7. Value add: 16%

8. Results-driven: 16%

9. Team player: 15%

10. Bottom-line: 14%

Preferred words to use:

1. Achieved: 52%

2. Improved: 48%

3. Trained/Mentored: 47%

4. Managed: 44%

5. Created: 43%

6. Resolved: 40%

7. Volunteered: 35%

8. Influenced: 29%

9. Increased/Decreased: 28%

10. Ideas: 27%

 


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