Does Your Resume Need an Overhaul?


It’s not a task everyone likes, but it’s necessary.  Job seekers beware…If you haven’t spent some time and energy reviewing and updating your resume, ridding it of dreaded, tired phrases, you could be in for a not-so-pleasant surprise when a prospective employer shuffles your resume to the bottom of the stack, unimpressed by your “motivated’ nature.

Do statements such as, “references available upon request” or words like “dynamic” or “problem solving” pop out on your resume? If so, those words pop for all the wrong reasons according to the 2011 Annual List of Overused Professional Buzzwords.

Your resume is your entrée into new job opportunities, and is typically the first impression you make on a hiring manager.  So invest some “creative” thought and perhaps seek some advice from your CM Access Career Advocate.  Keep an eye out against touting your use of “effective” skills, since it could work against you in your job search!

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