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Best And Worst Words To Use On Your Resume 2014

The Best And Worst Words To Use On Your R sum Forbes


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The worst words to use on your résumé:

1. Best of breed
2. Go-getter
3. Think outside of the box
4. Synergy
5. Go-to person
6. Thought leadership
7. Value add
8. Results-driven
9. Team player
10. Bottom-line
11. Hard worker
12. Strategic thinker
13. Dynamic
14. Self-motivate
15. Detail-oriented
16. Proactively
17. Track record

The words hiring managers want to see:

1. Achieved
2. Improved
3. Trained/mentored
4. Managed
5. Created
6. Resolved
7. Volunteered
8. Influenced
9. Increased/decreased
10. Ideas
11. Negotiated
12. Launched
13. Revenue/profits
14. Under budget
15. Won

Thank you Susan Adams of Forbes for these lists.

Read the full article here:

By the way, the "good words" have something in common.

They all indicate that the person DID something. Doers are in demand in 2014. And always, actually.

Also, these words are good for LinkedIn profiles, not just resumes.

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