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Best and worst phrases to use on a résumé

Best and worst phrases to use on a résumé

According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, 68% of hiring managers spend less than two minutes reviewing each résumé, and 17% spend less than 30 seconds.

Because of this, using keywords is more important than you might realize.

Here are the top ten words and phrases you should use:

  1. Achieved -- 52% of hiring managers said they like to see it on a résumé
  2. Improved
  3. Trained
  4. Managed
  5. Created
  6. Resolved
  7. Volunteered
  8. Influenced
  9. Increased
  10. Decreased

The ten words and phrases you should not use on a résumé:

  1. Best of breed
  2. Go-getter
  3. Think outside the box
  4. Synergy
  5. Go-to guy
  6. Thought leadership
  7. Value add
  8. Results-driven
  9. Team player
  10. Bottom line

Read more: PR Newswire

 

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