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6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck

6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck
This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. I’ve used a few bad words in my life. S$it, you probably have too. But when the wrong words appear on your resume, it sucks. These sucky words are not of the four-letter variety. So how do you write a wicked resume without the suck? 1. My lips pucker and make sour sucking noises when I read “Responsible For” on a resume. Employers want the numerical facts. BADResponsible for writing user guides on deadline. GOODWrote six user guides for 15,000 users two weeks before deadline. BADResponsible for production costs. GOODReduced production costs by 15 percent over three months. The resume that avoids vague “responsibilities” and sticks to facts detailing figures, growth, reduced costs, number of people managed, budget size, sales, and revenue earned gets the job interview. 2. BADExperience programming in PHP. 3. Yes, I realize this isn’t a single word but rather a phrase.

Internship and Career Center, UC Davis / Health and Biological Sciences / Sample Resumes Need help getting started writing a resume? Check out the resume samples below and for additional resume examples, see the Career Resource Manual. Resume #1 This resume is for a laboratory internship or career position with an applicant that has little or no laboratory experience. Resume #2 and #3 AMS Design Blog: Graphic Design: Vidar Olufsen's Résumé & Job Application Take a look at this great piece of work by Norwegian designer Vidar Olufsen. The idea came to him after being told by a design company that they would file away his CV for later, which made him think of old, dusty files forgotten about in the corner of an office somewhere. “A combined résumé and open job application formed as a humorous “Top Secret” report, giving away information about a ‘newly educated and creative designer, who have settled in the city’.” You can see more work by Vidar over here.

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