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Old 10-05-2005, 12:58 PM
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Article: Five Simple Steps to Shape Up Your Resume

Article: Five Simple Steps to Shape Up Your Resume

Step 1: Establish an objective (define what you're looking for)
Step 2: Shift into high gear (focus toward position desired)
Step 3: Eliminate extraneous activities (e.g., hobbies or non-related items)
Step 4: Don't forget the final stretch (ensure quality in your resume)
Step 5: Request a quick once-over (get 2nd opinion from friend or family member)
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:10 AM
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25 words that hurt your resume

25 words that hurt your resume

Quote from CNN :
Instead of making empty claims to demonstrate your work ethic, use brief, specific examples to demonstrate your skills.

In other words, show, don't tell.

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Bennett suggests being extra-careful before putting these nice-sounding but empty words in your resume:
  • Aggressive
  • Ambitious
  • Competent
  • Creative
  • Detail-oriented
  • Determined
  • Efficient
  • Experienced
  • Flexible
  • Goal-oriented
  • Hard-working
  • Independent
  • Innovative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Logical
  • Motivated
  • Meticulous
  • People person
  • Professional
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Self-motivated
  • Successful
  • Team player
  • Well-organized
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