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How Can A Recruitment Company Help My Business During This Pandemic?

Sep 24, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

How Can A Recruitment Company Help My Business During This Pandemic?

Sep 24, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Nezda’s Preparedness for the Post COVID 19 Era

Sep 28, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Marketing and Communications Team Lead

Nezda’s Preparedness for the Post COVID 19 Era

Sep 28, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Marketing and Communications Team Lead

Industries That Will Thrive After The COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 20, 2020

by: Nezda MarkeTeam

Industries That Will Thrive After The COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 20, 2020

by: Nezda MarkeTeam

Tips in Finding a Job During the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 02, 2020

by: Nezda MarkeTeam

Tips in Finding a Job During the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 02, 2020

by: Nezda MarkeTeam

Top 5 Tips in Managing Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 09, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Top 5 Tips in Managing Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Oct 09, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

5 Skills You Need If You Don't Want To Be Replaced By Robots

Oct 04, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Marketing & Communications Team Lead

5 Skills You Need If You Don't Want To Be Replaced By Robots

Oct 04, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Marketing & Communications Team Lead

COVID-19: 5 Ways On How The Work Landscape Will Change

Mar 19, 2020

by: Nezda Marketing

COVID-19: 5 Ways On How The Work Landscape Will Change

Mar 19, 2020

by: Nezda Marketing

Top 5 Tips on How to Make WFH Work for Your Team

Nov 04, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Top 5 Tips on How to Make WFH Work for Your Team

Nov 04, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Why Is Recruitment Your Most Important Business Strategy

Nov 17, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Team Lead for Marketing & Communications

Why Is Recruitment Your Most Important Business Strategy

Nov 17, 2020

by: Ellaine de Luna, Team Lead for Marketing & Communications

Tips in Finding a Job This Holiday Season

Nov 24, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Tips in Finding a Job This Holiday Season

Nov 24, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate


Seven Words You Must Avoid Saying In A Resume

Oct 20, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Seven Words You Must Avoid Saying In A Resume

Oct 20, 2020

by: Cherra Yebron, Marketing & Communications Associate

Your whole career journey starts with a simple piece of document, a resume. Actually, it is more than just a documentThink of it as a tool for marketing yourself, where you highlight your background, skills, and education so that a potential employer can quickly and easily see how your experiences can contribute to a company's success. However, if your resume is like that of most people, its honestly going to need a makeover 

 

Most resumes are made up of unnecessarily long filler words, phrases that are quite cliché, overly profound terms, and recycled buzzwords. Just imagine how tired recruiters and HR folks are from sifting through all these resumes with words being used time and time again like a never-ending déjà vu 

 

Before writing a resume, take a moment to remember that it is just one of many that are being reviewed for the position, so try make it at short and concise as possible for the reader. You would not want to get your resume thrown out in the “rejected” pile. The first tip you got to do is follow these 7 words you cannot say in a resume and what they really mean. 

 

Responsible for 

Words like this, as well as "oversight of," and "duties included," are unnecessarily complicated. Aim to always be straightforward, concise, and use active verbs to describe your abilities and accomplishments. Instead of putting, "Responsible for mentoring interns" simply write, "Mentored interns" 

Writing this word on your resume makes it look like you were put in a situation that you did not exactly want to fulfill and just want to get it over with. It does not mean that when you put this in a resume, it automatically changes its meaning. It still means that you have owned up to the consequences of your wrong decisions. So, all in all, it does not sound appealing and is definitely a wrong usage of the word “Responsible for”. You can also replace this word with phrases like “managed,” “led, “supervised,” etc. 

 

 

Skillful 

This has got to be one of the most used word that you will ever see in generic resumes. Putting the word “skillful” inside your resume is quite redundant because a resume is literally a big list of all your skill sets.  

Overusing this word would be such a drag to recruiters and potential employers to read. Thus, keeping it simple and highlighting only the skills that are relevant to which position you are applying for is a way to go.  

 

 

Hard-working  

Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with being hard-working. Recruiters do look out for hard workers. However, proving that you are a hard worker is so much more than putting in on your resume. You must perform and stand by it. It is much more important that you can show and not just tell. 

Most industries look at creativity, focus, or expertise more valuable. You do not even need to be a hard worker to get the job done. Try finding terms that would still imply that you are indeed a hard worker but in a way that counts because anyone can label themselves as a hard worker. Your resume will be a lot more convincing if you were to list out concrete details on what hard-work you have done.  

 

 

Assisted 

The word assisted will seem like you are downplaying your contribution in corporate projectsAlways keep in mind that, in creating your resume, you must aim to stand out among the rest and take pride in what accomplishments that you have made. Saying that you only “assisted” in doing something in a project might imply that you just stood there while others were doing all the important work. It would be better to say that you have “contributed to,” facilitated in,” or “collaborated with.” instead.  

 

 

Ambitious 

While you obviously want to display some level of ambition in the hiring processputting focus in the word “ambitious” can be a deal breaker to some. It may imply that you are just settling for the giveposition at the moment but then be quickly dissatisfied and want more in the long run, rather than aiming to excel and gain expertise in the position you were given.  

 

 

Slang or casual texting words 

Avoid using internet slang or casual texting language in your resume at all costs. It would be passable if you were to create a resume for a creatives position or enter the advertising industry. However, a resume must be formal and professional because this is the first impression a recruiter or potential employer has of you. Do not use words such as lit, cool, highkey or lowkey, etc. As much as it brings character to the resume, there is just a time a place for all that quirkiness. Your professionalism should reflect on your resume.  

 

 

Personal pronouns 

Your resume should always be written in first person, but you do not necessarily need to put in “I.” In some cases, other people would repeatedly put “I” in every sentence in their resume. For example, instead of writing “I proposed and implemented a new process,” just write “Proposed and implemented a new process.” As much as possible, avoid constantly using personal pronouns like I, me, my, we, or our 

 

 

These words will not entirely ruin your chances in getting noticed by a recruiter or potential employer, but these tips do help in making your resume polished and well thought through. Good enough is never enough if it can be better! 

 

 

If you ever need more advice in being presented as the best candidate out there, Nezda is here to guide you through your job application experience! We will help you in fine-tuning your resume and walk you through all the processes in getting the job that you want. Shoot us a message at our official Facebook page or send us an email at PHjobs@nezdaglobal.com to find out more!  

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