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New study ranks best, worst terms to use in a resume

April 02, 2014

According to a recent national survey conducted in the U.S., word choice makes a significant difference when writing a resume. "Hiring managers prefer strong action words that define specific experience, skills and accomplishments," says Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. Furthermore, "Subjective terms and clichés are seen as negative because they don't convey real information."

The nationwide survey of employers identified the best and worst terms to use when writing a resume.

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