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According to a recent report released by the popular professional social media site LinkedIn, many of us are guilty of using words in our resume that may seem unique or appealing, but are actually overused. The report explained that “while you may think that you’re using words on your resume that will appeal to hiring managers, some words can actually turn them off.”

Make sure that you aren’t unknowingly sabotaging your own job search by perusing the list:

>> Creative

>> Organizational

>> Effective

>> Extensive Experience

>> Track Record

>> Motivated

>> Innovative

>> Problem Solving

>> Communication Skills

>> Dynamic

The article explains that popular word choice varies regionally. It explains that “the word ‘creative’ was overused in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” while “‘effective’ was used by too many job hunters in India” and “fantastic” was popular among Italians. It’s all so interesting!

If you’re in the middle of a job hunt, it’s crucial that you present your skills and your experience as uniquely as possible. Make sure that you take the time to scan your resume for these words and work in alternatives that more adequately relay what makes you a great candidate.

Having trouble putting your skills into words? Contact UXL today to learn how I can help to transform your resume and end your job hunt once and for all.


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