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Hopefully, all MT'ers are cleaning up their resumes on a regular basis.  For those of you who are a bit behind, here are some tips from Forbes to help move you along.   

http://bit.ly/djNn4k #in

bug_girl's picture

The one thing that jumped out at me in that story was all the "I"s -- I have always understood it's best if you reduce/remove those from both cover letters and  resumes.

I get resumes with these lists of buzz words all the time--students (and sometimes more experienced people) mistake having the words for actual evidence of the skills.

All time favorite skills bullet point on a resume I got:

"Able to type stuff really fast on a computer."

:D

12string's picture

You almost want to interview someone like that to see who would actually say that...

~12string~

paizleygrl's picture

  • Achieved 30% cost reduction
  • Directed a team of 50 individuals, etc etc
Mark's picture

Those phrases remind me of everything everyone puts in the totally worthless qualifications section at the top of the page.

Here's how it reads when I see it:

blah blah blah, blah de blah de blah.

Thanks for sharing!

Mark