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Do's & Don'ts in a Resume
Uma
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Posted 20-11-2010Reply

Dear All



Hope everybody are doing good!



I would like to share some views on resumes which i came across in some website. It specifies few words to be avoided in the resume. But i feel, some points should be included to look professional.



Please give your views ! The article goes like this :



" If you are looking for a job change and are aiming to write an eye-catching resume, this may surprise you. Some keywords or buzzwords you use in your CV could actually ruin your chances of getting that dream job.



Why?



According to Karen Burns, the author of the illustrated career advice book The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use, these words are simply “vague”. It makes your resume look like everyone else.



She advises:



You want your resume to stand out. The best way to sell yourself is to show, don’t tell. Explain your accomplishments rather than spouting them off in trite ways. So check your resume for these boilerplate words and phrases. If you find them, replace them–or at the very least, elaborate upon them — with real-life, specific examples.



So when making your resume, keep the following words out of the scene.



1. Team player



2. Detailed-oriented



3. Proven track record of success



4. Experienced



5. Excellent communication skills



6. Leadership skills



7. Go-to person



8. Managed cross-functional teams



9. Exceptional organizational skills



10. Self-starter



11. Results-oriented professional



12. Bottom-line orientated



13. Works well with customers



14. Strong negotiation skills



15. Goal-oriented



16. People-person



17. Dynamic



18. Innovative



19. Proven ability



20. Top-flight



21. Motivated



22. Bottom-line focused



23. Responsible for



24. Assisted with



25. Skilled problem solver



26. Accustomed to fast-paced environments



27. Strong work ethic



28. Works well with all levels of staff



29. Met (or exceeded) expectations



30. Savvy business professional



31. Strong presentation skills



32. Looking for a challenging opportunity



33. Cutting-edge



34. Multi-tasker



35. Proactive



36. Seasoned professional



37. Perfectionist



38. Highly skilled



39. Functioned as



40. Duties included



41. Actions encompassed



42. Best-in-class



43. Strategic thinker



44. Trustworthy



45. Flexible



46. Works well under pressure



47. Quick learner



48. Partnered with others



49. Results-focused



50. Out-of-the-box thinker."



Regards,

Uma



Source: http://in.yfittopostblog.com/2010/11/19/50-keywords-that-can-ruin-your-resume/
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  Rated 0 | Posted 20-11-2010

Thanks goos stuff , I agree with your views




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