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Sage advice like this is
Words Not to Include In
For maximum impact, keep your resume as concise
as possible. You only have one to two pages to
fit all your information onto so don't waste
space on meaningless words. Plus, an employer
doesn't want to spend time trying to understand
vague phrases or decipher confusing jargon.
Avoid Vague Words:
An employer won't know what you did if the
wording on your resume is too vague. Words like
"assist," "contribute" and
"support" all beg the question: Exactly
how did you assist, contribute or support a
person or project?
Quantify Your Acheivements:
Don't just use words like
"successfully" or effectively" to
show an employer that you're a good worker. Your
resume will be more impressive if you give
concrete examples of what you've done and how
you're been successful.
Your resume will have more impact if you quantify
your accomplishments. For example, use figures to
show how much you increased revenues or reduced
costs. State the number of people you managed or
the amount of the budget you oversaw.
Don't use overly fancy words. Some people fo this
to try to sound intelligent or qualified, but you
are more likely to annoy or confuse your reader.
An employer isn't going to spend time looking up
words in a dictionary to discover what you really
did at your last job.
Avoid buzzwords that have become cliché.
"Synergy" and "liaise" are
examples of buzzwords that have been overused and