People use certain words a lot because they have significance to the job market and are easy to understand.
In my business documentation, I use a lot of the same words over and over and over again. Does it make my documentation less interesting to read? Of course. But is it concise, easy to understand, and consistent? Yes - and that's what is most important to me.
Companies are not looking for people who are truly "out there". They want reliable employees who will, within the confines of a corporate box, do what needs to be done, do it well, and hopefully come up with some better and more efficient ways to accomplish things. They aren't trying to find potential winners of the Nobel prize for literature.
The implication of this article is that companies will turn away individuals, or be less likely to interview them, if their resume contains "overused" words. There doesn't appear to be any evidence to suggest this.
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