nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
Archives | Subscribe


Re-Employment Tips arrow Archives

Follow nvdailyTweets on Twitter

Star Click on headline to recommend this story | Asterisk Asterisk denotes breaking news
| 0
Samantha Greenfield

Clichés, filler and fluff


Clichés, filler and fluff ... I am not talking about cotton candy! I am referring to the meaningless and often overused filler words people seem to liberally spatter throughout their resumes.

Does your resume repeat "Responsible for..." or "Duties include..."? Other resume fillers I often see include "strong communication skills," "track record of success," "experience working in fast-paced environment." If these phrases are included more that once in your resume, I guarantee you will be boring the reader!

In a 2009 CareerBuilder survey, employers cited these common phrases as overused and often ignored by hiring managers:


  • People person: 39 percent

  • Go-getter: 38 percent

  • Team player: 33 percent

  • Hard-working: 29 percent

  • Multitasker: 28 percent

  • Self-starter: 27 percent

  • Results- or goal-oriented: 22 percent

A resume has to be accomplishment driven and results oriented not filled with empty promises! Since this is not a resume, I am going to use the cliché "Show me, don't just tell me"!

Warm regards -
Sam



Comments

Comments that are posted represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com.














News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Homes | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com