Many job seekers have “resume in mouth” disease, that is they kill any chance of getting a job BEFORE they even get to the interview. Typos, poor formatting, not focusing on what the hiring manager is looking for, and using the wrong language.
TechRepublic wrote an article a couple of years ago, and created a PDF document highlighting these language issues. They identified several words/phrases that typically will kill any chance of an interview. To save you the trouble I will summarise the words here, but to see why the words are “bad” you will need to review the article.
- proven ability
- Responsible for…