A quick Google search will turn up hundreds of entries suggesting which words should never be included on your résumé. Experienced, dynamic, team player, and the phrase ‘references available upon request’ turn up on many of these term tables.
Excluding scientific and slang terms, we have more than 250,000 English words to choose from when putting together our curriculum vitæ, so there is really no reason to rely on run-of-the mill words and expressions. So, where does one find fresh phrases and terms. How about the Olympics? As I have been watching them over the past week, I realize there are several terms and phrases related to the games and sports that could spice up a routine résumé.
Here’s my list of words for creating a winning résumé…which ones would you add?
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