Words to Avoid in Your Online Resume
by: David Green
an online resume there are many words that you should try to include,
and many that you should avoid. We will go over some of the worst
possible words to use in your online resume, so that you can avoid
them at all costs.
Many job seekers
are quick to throw all kinds of abbreviations around thinking that
it will make them sound more in tune with the industry. But too
many and your online resume will start to look like secret code.
Include only those that are widely known, and leave out the rest.
If your industry is known for acronyms (like the computer industry)
use them sparingly in your online resume.
Yes, we understand
that your online resume is actually about you, but you shouldn't
use personal pronouns like I, me, or my in your writings. Using
the word I can get redundant pretty quickly and can leave a recruiter
uninterested. Instead, keep it concise and never refer to yourself
with a personal pronoun.
never a good thing when it comes to an online resume. It doesn't
matter why you left your last job, never bring up words like: arrested,
bored, fired, hate, or sexist. These words stick out to a recruiter,
and your resume will likely only make it to the trash bin. If you
had issues that you would like to bring up to your potential employer-
save it for the actual interview.
Keep It Simple
While some words
are unavoidable, it is important to scan your document to spot any
overuse. Some of the most common offenders are: a, also, an, because,
the, and very. Try to come up with a different way to say things
to keep your resume interesting and well received. Remember recruiters
often read hundreds of online resumes a day, so do your part to
keep them awake.
using terms and phrases that you don't understand. Many job seekers
will pick out big words to make themselves appear smarter, but it
can end up backfiring in the interview. So above all else- keep