When recruiters go through your resume and skim through your experience, qualifications, name, education. There’s this one component of your resume that makes recruiters hate your resume and they just want to say “Sorry we’ve decided to move on with another candidate”.

Do you know what makes them hate your…

As a former recruiter, I’ve seen numerous resumes of young individuals, and experienced individuals. As a recruiter, we spend only seven seconds! That is it! In those seven seconds, your resume must tell us about you and your skills.

Below are some tips to avoid and what to replace with them.

Words you should not use

  • Did
  • Helped
  • Finished
  • Worked
  • Completed
  • Had
  • Assisted
  • Selected

Believe me, as a recruiter we’ve seen those words being used in countless resumes. So stop it!

Instead, use these words! (Using strong words impresses recruiters and show them that you're valuable)

  • Addressed
  • Articulated
  • Authored
  • Collaborated
  • Communicated
  • Consulted
  • Developed (Personal Favourite)
  • Directed
  • Incorporated
  • Marketed
  • Presented
  • Promoted
  • Proposed
  • Resolved
  • Analyzed
  • Critiqued
  • Inspected
  • Solved
  • Created
  • Developed
  • Conducted


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