13 words you should never include on your résumé
Let's face it, looking for a new job is tough -- and with many application processes being automated, it can be hard to stand out.
One important factor to helping you get noticed by hiring managers, however, is having a stellar résumé. This may seem like an easy task, but according to new research, it may be a little harder than you realize.
According to a CareerBuilder survey, on average, a whopping 17 percent of hiring managers spend only 30 seconds or less reviewing résumés. Additionally, about 68 percent spend less than two minutes reviewing a résumé. Given this information, it is crucial that every word you include in your summary of work is of value.
While what you may include in your résumé is contingent on the job you apply for, there are a few words that are universally frowned upon. Paul Mcdonald, senior executive director for professional placement firm Robert Half, says, "Avoiding overused terms can help job seekers convey their message and stand out from the crowd." In short, replacing buzzwords and terms with less generic wording can greatly increase your chances of getting that coveted interview.
If you're unsure of which words to stay away from, however, check out the slideshow below.
Once you remove these toxic words from your résumé and replace them with unique, attention-grabbing ones, you'll, hopefully, be one step closer to getting hired.
If you do land an interview, take a look at some words you should never use to describe yourself to the hiring manager.