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« on: February 01, 2008, 01:47:29 AM »

In my opinion, many job seekers overuse certain words or phases on their resumes.  These include words such as, strong communications skills, team player, and speaks with existing customers on a regular basis.  These words seem so generic and boring.  Is there any way to say the same thing, with more pizazz?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 03:34:26 AM »

To create a vivid and attractive resume you should use provide concrete information to explain why your productive, how you motivated employees, or how your a team player.  If you can provide this information, you'll stand out from your competitors and hopefully get the job.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 05:24:27 PM »

You should never be repeating words on any important piece of literature, and that includes resumes - I wouldn't look kindly on it!  Angry
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 11:14:54 PM »

The trick with resumes is to use creative words that might mean the same, but have different meanings.  For example, you might say on your resume that you have good communication skills.  Another way to say the same thing but with a little twist is, you handle customer disputes on a daily basis. Both scenarios involve communication, but one explains how you use your communication skills at work. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 09:35:49 AM »


Repetition of unnecessary words in your resume will just make your CV odd. This is one of the things employers hate to read or see from the resume of the applicants. Make sure that before you pass it, it should be well-polished containing all necessary information related to the job you want to apply for.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 01:12:06 PM »

Of course, every CV differs depending on the role. However, my general advice would be that if you can say it with less words, you should. Getting the bulk of the content there is that hard part. Stripping out banal or repetitive words shouldn't actually take too long.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 01:10:38 PM »

If you cant write a good CV that reads well you wont get an interview.

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2011, 02:12:05 PM »

I have always been advised to write examples of how I have used certain skills. Rather than say 'strong communication skills' demonstrate how I have done that in my work of during my college education.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 10:27:33 AM »

I have always been advised to write examples of how I have used certain skills. Rather than say 'strong communication skills' demonstrate how I have done that in my work of during my college education.

This makes no sense so you have weak communication skills  - you're fired!
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2011, 10:42:34 AM »

Why doesn't is make sense??

Demonstrate how I had strong communication skills in my place of work or college education? Rather than just saying it.

You can't read - you're fired!  Wink


Now both of us are unemployed...........
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2011, 03:20:39 PM »

Why doesn't is make sense??

Demonstrate how I had strong communication skills in my place of work or college education? Rather than just saying it.

You can't read - you're fired!  Wink


Now both of us are unemployed...........

Nope just you who is fired!   "in my work of during my college education"  You cant read you said OF not OR!
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2011, 10:26:18 AM »

I would imagine this was a typo as opposed to not being able to read.
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