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4 Tips For An Effective Online Resume Strategy | CAREEREALISM

4 Tips For An Effective Online Resume Strategy | CAREEREALISM | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Contrary to what you have heard, the resume still has its place in this Web 2.0 world. Here are a few tips for creating an effective online resume strategy.

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Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume

Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:22 PM

How do you react to the top 5?


The following terms are resume turn-offs as selected by respondents:

   1. Best of breed: 38 percent
 
   2. Go-getter: 27 percent
 
   3. Think outside of the box: 26 percent
 
   4. Synergy: 22 percent
 
   5. Go-to person: 22 percent

Lisa Jones's comment, March 15, 2014 10:09 AM
Being a resume writer, I couldn't agree more. Catching up with those words is multitasking. However, people who write the job posting may be someone other than the hiring manager. if they put these words as priorities in the job posting the applicant must use them in the resume or it decreases their odds of being pulled by applicant tracking systems. Talk about a "Catch-22!"
MFaculty's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:33 PM

For anyone looking to take their resume to the next level, here are some vocabulary pit-falls to avoid, and insights to include.