Lately everyone has been here to recommend “Keywords” that should not be missing from a resume or professional network profile. In many cases, useless words.
The words that are so often used lose strength
Who does not recognize that the word "quality" is somewhat worn out and that sometimes produces the opposite effect?
Many words that originally have positive meaning can turn against us for abuse of use. "Quality" is a good example, but also "coach" and many others. Why? For overuse, but also by intrusiveness, by the fact that there are people who use quality without having it or the coach without being (to give two examples).
There's always a loser
There's always someone who loses out, and that's the one who really works with quality principles or the one who has really taken an official coaching degree. These professionals must squeeze their brains to the fullest to get the market to create them, they're authentic.
The 10 words you can't miss on a resume
A few days ago I read a Article with that tempting headline. But just as it's tempting it's misleading, because it seems to want to promote that we say things that maybe we're not really or don't represent. Or worse: they want to homogenize us, make all resumes the same.
The words they refer to as "obligated" throughout CVs are:
- Pro activity
The LinkedIn Study
In those earlier words we add that a study of Linkedin attributed as most commonly used in their profiles (in Spain):
- International experience
Does that mean that these words are forbidden?
No, Of course. It just means that are worn out, who have lost some of their value and that many people - perhaps unconsciously- they use them even if they're not entirely true because "everyone does it". In a nutshell, if we use those words we'll be one more, members an undifferentiated herd. Useless words.
Creativity in power
If we really don't want to bore recruiters with useless words the key is to convey those concepts using different words. The famous "passionate" used in Anglo-Saxon profiles looks great, but it doesn't distinguish. What if instead of "passionate about..." we talk about "they consider me a reference in..."? Or what if instead of "leadership" we talk about "team engagement"?
Can we seem ridiculous?
The Expansion newspaper recently published a Article Entitled That makes you look ridiculous and scares away recruiters which addressed this issue of words and also the rhyme in professional titles. can we seem ridiculous? maybe it's exaggerated, but what is certainly that they will perceive us as unecons/ original and something "ghosts".
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