The first sentence in this article caught my eye…Did you realize that a professional bull rider is up on the bull longer (8 seconds) than a recruiter looks at your resume? Wow! This really hits home how every small detail needs to be working towards making you stand out from the pack. This article will help you think about your word choice and which words really aren’t helping you.
According to a recent study, recruiters spend an average of 6.2 seconds looking at an individual resume. Working with that kind of attention span and operating with limited space, resume writers need to make every word count. With this in mind, it might be time to a take a critical look at your resume and root out terms that aren’t doing you any favors.
How many of these words are on your resume? Are there other words you would suggest be added to the list?