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Best and Worst Words to Use On a Resume

Think you have the best resume ever?! Think again! We may have some helpful tips for you to check out that you may never thought of before!

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Many of the popular words and key phrases that many people use to make themselves look good, aren’t really helpful at all!

The harsh truth is that most employers spend very little time with resumes and barely look at them at all, so the words you use really matter!

WCVB.com has some words and phrases to keep in mind when building your resume!

Worst Resume Keywords:

  • Track-record
  • Proactively
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Dynamic
  • Strategic thinker
  • Hard worker
  • Bottom-line
  • Team player
  • Results-driven
  • Value add
  • Thought leadership
  • Go-to person
  • Synergy
  • Think outside the box
  • Go-getter
  • Best of breed

Best Resume Keywords:

  • Won
  • Under budget
  • Revenue/Profits
  • Launched
  • Negotiated
  • Ideas
  • Increased/decreased
  • Influenced
  • Volunteered
  • Resolved
  • Created
  • Managed
  • Trained/Mentored
  • Improved
  • Achieved

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