I get fed up of seeing resumÃ©s that are so inflated, or cookie cutter-y that I dread receiving another one. I now tend to ONLY look at the name, age, education level, and contact telephone number, because I can almost guarantee that the rest is either crap, or irrelevant crap.
I am sure many of you have had this experience, maybe even been guilty of bloating your own resumÃ©. Well, for goodness’ sake, look at it again and just make it factual. Employers aren’t looking for the perfect match for the job because that is an impossibility, so just keep it simple and tell your prospective employer how you can contribute, or if you don’t want to go to that extent, at least be honest about your skill set.
And another thing, avoid these 25 words like the plague, because as sure as dammit, they might kill your chances of getting a job.