Fluffy, Vague Phrases Cloud Many Resumes

By Dawn Sagario, The Des Moines Register

Hiring managers are deluged daily with resumes. They seek those that quickly and succinctly tell them a candidate's specific skills, experience and accomplishments. Resumes swiftly let them know if you make the cut or get tossed into the reject pile.

Time-pressed recruiters can get up to 400 resumes a day, said Mike Worthington, co-founder of ResumeDoctor.com. They'll spend less than 10 seconds considering each one. Worthington said applicants need to use those seconds wisely.