6 Terms You Should Eliminate from Your Resume

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 6 Terms You Should Eliminate from Your Resume

Here are six terms that you should remove or replace from your resume.  Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Here are six terms that you should remove or replace from your resume. Source: FreeDigitalPhotos

Making a career move in 2015? This is the year to do it! Employers are eager to take advantage of our stable economy to explore ways to improve their business. Your skills are in demand now!

At StaffNet, we help clients fine-tune strong points and eliminate obstacles to job-seeking success. For example, maintaining your resume during the year is important even if you are not in the job market; you may forget to share successes that make your good resume stronger. Here are 6 resume tips that will give you a better-than-average resume.

Eliminate these overused and irritating resume words:

  1. Avoid: Results-oriented. Instead: Use examples of what you did that led to results.
  2. Avoid: High technical aptitude. Instead: List specific software/hardware knowledge.
  3. Avoid: Assisted. Instead: Use specifics about what you did.
  4. Avoid: Strong work ethic. Instead: Leave it out. A strong work ethic is assumed. Your employer assumes you won’t steal pencils, too; no need to put it on your resume.
  5. Avoid: Self-starter. Instead: Leave it out. This term works if you’re under 18, but adults are expected to be self-starters.
  6. Avoid: Detail-oriented. Instead: Explain how your organizational skills were put to use.

New beginnings are challenging and exciting, but we can help you be prepared. Call us today at 888-791-6089 or contact us at StaffNet for additional information.