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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.

1 comment:

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.

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