Youpored over your resume, ensuring it’s typo-free, grammatically correct, and highlights your best skills.

You even edited it down to one page. But, still, it may be riddled with the very things that can make hiring managers’ eyes roll or glaze over in boredom: buzzwords.
Stringing together sentences of meaningless words isn’t fooling anyone, even if they sound good.
“You need to get rid of them,” says Manhattan-based job interview consultant Vicky Oliver, author of Power Sales Words. Specifically, there are five types of words that need to bepurged from your resume.
“你需要摆脱它们”,曼哈顿的面试顾问、Power Sales Words的作者Vicky Oliver说。具体来说,有五种类型的词汇需要从简历中除去。
Some words are so ambiguous or overused that they’ve lost their meaning. Unless there’s a compelling reason to pepper your resume with words like disrupt, utilize, optimize, or monetize, ditch them. Use clear, simple language and tell people what you actually did, using task descriptions, examples and, most important, results, says Brandon Metcalf, COO of San Francisco-based Talent Rover, a cloud-based staffing and recruiter software platform.
因为有些词意义模糊或被过度使用,导致它们已经失去了本身的意义。除了有非这样不可的理由让你在简历中使用诸如“破坏”、“利用”、“优化”、“货币化”等词,不然还是舍弃这些词语吧。总部位于旧金山的Talent Rover,一个基于云技术的员工招聘软件平台,其首席运营官Brandon Metcalf表示:简历应该使用清晰简单的语言,告诉别人你实际做了什么,可以用任务说明,示例的形式,最重要的是,要展现出结果。
2. 盛赞之词
You’ve heard them: world-class, foremost, cutting-edge (or, worse, bleeding edge–ew). They’re rarely quantifiable and don’t help your appeal. Oliver says adjectives should be used sparingly, if at all.
Stick to the facts. If you led the creative on a national marketing campaign that generated three times the projected return on investment, you don’t need puffery. Metcalf says it’s critical to support any assertion you make. Don’t say you were part of the most successful product development team in the company’s history–provide some substance telling the reader about what you did and why it was so successful, including any quantification of sales, awards, or increase in business that will prove your point.
You may be a team player who gives 110%, 24/7, but those kinds of clichés are lazy writing and show an alarming lack of original thought. Be a little creative, Oliver says. You want your resume to sound like an authoritative version of you, not like some corporate culture video from 1987. Read your resume out loud. If some of the words or phrases sound tired, get rid of them.
4. 缩略词
You might be a Ph.D. in HR selected to lead an IMPA-HR session, but most people aren’t going to have a clue what that means, Oliver says. Spell it out. Metcalf says that some specific industry acronyms can be useful to let recruiters know that you understand the industry, such as a reference to FASB standards, which refer to Financial Accounting Standards Board norms in financial reporting. But it’s usually best to spell out the full name on first reference. First, because it’s grammatically correct. In addition, if your resume lands in the hands of a more generalist recruiter, he or she will better understand what you’re trying to say.
5. 荒谬胡诌的词
You might think saying you “liaisoned” with top execs sounds great–but the Oxford English Dictionary doesn’t because liaisoned is not actually a word. And your prospective employer probably won’t either, says Oliver. Stick to words that are actually in the dictionary. There are plenty of good ones in there.