Be the Boss Over Cancer

Want some simple and practical resume advice? We’ve already provided resources for your job search like our job search tools, sample resumes and the resume section in our online career coaching center, but we’re always looking for other ways to help you polish your job application materials. This article by a career expert from CareerBuilder provides a few easy fixes for your resume.

In the 2 minutes it takes to read this article, you’ll discover the adjectives that “convey traits that employers consider standard for anybody who wants to be hired". Check out their list of suggestions to make your resume stand out. Tips include focusing on metrics and measurable outcomes and recommended terms to bring positive attention to your accomplishments.

Certain words can make hiring managers do a  double take. Light up their eyes with these 10 words and phrases:

  1. Created
  2. Increased
  3. Reduced
  4. Improved
  5. Developed
  6. Researched
  7. Accomplished
  8. Won
  9. On time
  10. Under budget

On the flipside, I was shocked by how much of my resume contained “unsupported claims of greatness". Here's a few examples of words to omit:

  1. Outstanding
  2. Effective
  3. Strong
  4. Exceptional
  5. Good
  6. Excellent
  7. Driven
  8. Motivated
  9. Seasoned
  10. Energetic

Good luck!


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