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Words to Leave off Your Resume

By Meaghan Marshall, Nov 6 2014 12:21PM

A little while ago we published the post How to Use ‘ Ctrl-F’ to Improve Your Resume. Here is an updated and longer list of words to use with our ‘Ctrl-F’ tip.


The words below should be left off your resume. To quickly check if you’re including them in your resume complete a search using the 'Ctrl-F' search function.


The Overused and Cliché

Team player

Detail oriented

Results orientated

Proven track record of success

Self-motivated

Excellent Communications Skills

Proactive

Highly qualified

Hard worker

Experienced

Leadership skills

Go-to person

Self starter

Goal oriented

Proven ability

Bottom-line focused

Problem solver

Strong work ethic

Works well with all levels of staff

Cutting-edge

Multi-tasker

Strategic thinker

Works well under pressure

Quick learner

Go getter

Think outside of the box

Value add


The Unnecessary or Irrelevant

resume

high school

referees

references available upon request

children

age

date of birth

religion

height

weight

salary

marital status

objective

hobbies


The Undersell

Responsibilities include

Duties

Try

Assisted with

Met expectations

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The Commonly Misspelled

“manger” common misspelling of manager

“alot” / “allot” common misspelling of ‘a lot’

“definately” common misspelling of definitely

“seperate” common misspelling of separate

“payed” common misspelling of paid

“collage” common misspelling of college

“noticable" common misspelling of noticeable

“arguement" common misspelling of argument

“voulunter” common misspelling of volunteer

“assiating” common misspelling of assisting

“apllying” common misspelling of applying

“prepration” common misspelling of preparation

“schuele” common misspelling of schedule



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External Link


A helpful list of commonly misspelled words is provided here by Kentucky Office of Employment & Training



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