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Friday, July 14, 2017

19 Phrases You Need to Cut From Your Resume Right Now Before you cross the two page benchmark on your resume with another bullet point, consider deleting cliché and useless information first.

It might take more time to determine what’s okay to remove, but it’s a better strategy than reducing font size or trimming the margins of your resume, which can make your resume look off.

In this article, we take a quick look at what phrases you should remove from your resume. With just a bit of editing, your resume will read with more professionalism and keep within its concise, to the point format.


Jack Desmarais-Harris said...

This article is definitely interesting to have read before putting together a resume. Some of the words and phrases listed I never really thought about how clichéd they really are. After reading the descriptions it's definitely surprising that words like "experienced" and such are so ambiguous and generic that it doesn't mean much on the resumé. As well as "passionate", and including the word resumé in the title block. Also, including your full name in the file name is so so important, I never really thought about how your email doesn't help much when downloading a pdf.

Veronica Chen said...

When I first saw this article, I thought it would be fun to read because I just went through a few workshops on what to put on a resume and what to put in a portfolio. A lot of the information that was said in the workshops was reiterated in this article and I find it very helpful to know what and what not to put on my resume. Not all of this information is given to us as high school students and I find it helpful to know what outside sources think should be on a resume. I also find it helpful to know what the interviewers are looking for in a resume so you could cater your resume to the ones that are looking at it.