Resume Power Words
by Ritika Trikha
A strong resume incorporates meaningful, powerful words. Pick and choose carefully. These words are powerful, so use them sparingly.
Meaningless, redundant words are actually a top resume mistake, according to Dana Case, director of operations at MyCorporations.com. “I often see phrases like ‘hard-working’ and ‘goal-oriented’ in the special skills portion of a resume. These phrases are redundant. If you are applying for a job, I am assuming that you are hard-working and that you have goals, no need to put them on your resume,” Case says.
Ditch redundant phrases. Instead, select a few that are truly relevant to your skill (but don’t stuff your resume with all 20 words!). Back each of the few power words you use with a significant achievement and you’ll have it made!