Last Updated Apr 15, 2011 4:46 PM EDT
And that means ridding it of common clichÃ©s, the kind that make hiring managers' eyes roll. So, what buzzwords and phrases should you avoid? The CeeVee Blog offers five tips for creating a CV without clichÃ©s, including:
Team player â€" Do you believe that others will write on their CV that they are not a team player? Of course not, so what`s the point to write it on your CV? You should instead give a real example: "I worked with my team to reach the target X, and my role was as follows:--"Of course, if you're the one doing the hiring, the presence of these hideously outdated terms could be a small red flag, an indicator that the person behind the resume didn't put in enough effort -- and might do likewise on the job.
Results oriented â€" So you should be. But you`d better quantify the results: Did sales grow under your watch? How much? How did you do it? Have you saved your company`s money? How much? Have you reached ambitious targets?
While we're on the subject, CeeVee is a pretty cool service that lets you create and share a Web-based resume in minutes. It was recently updated to include Facebook integration, the idea being to leverage your social network to help you land a new gig. There's also a new Jobs section where you can search and apply for work. Definitely worth a look!
While you're at it, be sure to check out Jeff Haden's similarly themed 10 Words That Should Never Appear on Your Website.
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