Resume Buzzwords Hiring Managers Hate [And Words to Use Instead]

How to Decode a Resume

Resumes can make or break your interview process. With some hiring managers reading through hundreds of resumes for a single job opening, it is important to make yours stand out. Some people include buzzwords in an attempt to get the attention of a hiring manager. In reality, however, these buzzwords can do more harm than good. It may sound great to say that you are a “jack of all trades” but the term may have an alternative meaning to a hiring manager.

To find the most effective keywords for your resume, based on the job description, you’ll want to check out this resume scanning tool we absolutely love! 

You’ll also want to know which words and phrases to avoid. To aid in perfecting your resume, EBI put together an infographic to help you see what a hiring manager sees when they read a resume. Take a look and find out what those buzzwords are really saying.

How to Decode a Resume

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About Noelle

Noelle Gross is a career strategy expert and founder of NG Career Strategy. Noelle’s mission is to help people do what they love & she does this by applying a common-sense, executive recruiter-born approach that takes the pain out of the job search and produces quick results. Noelle brings a shrewd headhunter prowess, fun-loving practical perspective, and element of fresh to the career world.

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