19 words that don't belong on your resume (free PDF)

Provided by: TechRepublic
Topic: Tech & Work
Format: PDF
Career coaches and head hunters may have told you that creating an effective resume means punching it up with jazzy verbs and adjectives. Not so, say IT hiring managers. In fact, if you're using glitzy modifiers, you could be doing your resume more harm than good. This download offers a concise look at some recruiters' "favorite-hate" resume verbiage.

From the download:

Term
Skillfully, effectively, carefully, quickly, expert, mastered
Reasons to avoid
Hiring managers often object to words that describe how well you do a particular task. In many cases, it comes across as boastful—and it's unnecessary. “If you aren’t good at it, why are you putting it on your resume?” one recruiter said.
Example
Skillfully managed migration from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016.
Possible rephrasing
Migrated organization from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016 with no downtime during business hours.

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