Pimp Your Resume By Cutting Overused Words

I’m a big proponent of work that isn’t traditional. I believe that everyone should have one of these businesses at some point; however, often prior to starting your own company, you must take a bite and generally acquire some experience, too. To do this, you must be in sync with the rest of the crowd and participate in “the Resume Game!” It’s similar to a 52-card pickup, but you don’t also be a player with them, and there are often more than 52 candidates for any job. Heck, it was there was a time in Long Island City, recently around 2,000 people stood for hours at the local office for employment at times for up to four days! The goal was to fill out applications for elevator mechanic apprenticeship jobs. However, if you are in need of work that pays (and one out of 10 of you do), this may be of help.

10 Words To Strike From Your Resume

The biggest issue in making your resume make an impression is employing similar “unique” words to highlight your “creativeness” that everyone else is using, typically in the same boring bullet-pointed format that everybody else is using. The words you use aren’t particularly descriptive, and their frequent repetition can mean that reading any of them on your resume (or your LinkedIn profile) could cause your eyes to get glazed over. The words you should be on the lookout for are:

Communication Skills
Problem Solving
Track Record
Extensive Experience
The main reason you should avoid the words mentioned above is that every person uses the exact words over and over and over again! Utilizing them makes your resume appear longer “blah” and sink deeper into the pile of identical white pages. When you look at these phrases, they are simple everyone has a “track record,” so simply shut up and let them know the things you’ve done. You don’t need to explain to them that you’re able to communicate or that you’re well-organized; It’s a simple “duh” issue. Don’t lie to them; just be a demonstration!

What Words To Use Instead

1) Appropriate Jargon.

This might seem simple; however, before you even finish your resume – or even your cover letter, review the description of your position. If they include technical terms you’re comfortable with, include them in the appropriate places within your application and letters. (If you’re not familiar with them, then you need to become familiar with them, as these phrases could be used during an interview, should you go to that point!) This will demonstrate that you are know-how in your field and relevant to the job you are applying for. Do not spit out keywords on every page and add them in the places where they are naturally. Do not fall into the issue of creating your resume a bloated text of jargon or a technical manual(unless you’re sure you’re applying to the “Obscurator” position at a technical manual writing firm — in which case, do your best).

2) Correctly Spelled Words.

In my experience, I’ve had to be in a position to hire at least a couple of times, and one of the most annoying things that can get you fired before you’re even appointed (unless your resume is a bit shallow) is a scruffily put together resume that has typos and grammatical mistakes aplenty. If you’re looking to prove to your potential employers that the applicant is “organized” and “efficient,” it is best to start by demonstrating your technical competence in that English language (or any other language that is the language of the country to which you’re applying. It’s true that some sense will be achieved if that language doesn’t happen to be your primary language. But the majority often, it’s not, and mistakes can ruin your chances.

3) Words That List What You’ve Actually Done, In Sentence Format.

A simple and easy-to-remember idea that is often overlooked. Instead of writing down vague and obscure terms like the ones mentioned above, demonstrate your ability to think creatively and demonstrate organization skills by listing all the projects you’ve completed with one or two-line descriptions.

The Three “S”s

Resumes don’t need to be removed from the wall to get considered. It’s possible to consider light use of colors (or excessive use of color if you’re considering an opportunity that involves graphic design or art! ). However, making sure your resume is Simple, Sharp, and Stylish makes a great impression and allows people to read the specific information that doesn’t employ the same buzzwords that the previous ten and subsequent ten applicants will employ. It’s not a guarantee that it will earn you the job. However, it’s almost certain to increase chances “dynamically.”