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HR Managers Hate Go-Getter, Best of Breed Resumes

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
MARCH 24, 2014

   
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HR Managers Hate Go-Getter, Best of Breed Resumes

 

Hiring managers and HR managers hate phrases such as 'Best of breed', 'Go-getter' and 'Think outside of the box' in your bio data, says a recent survey. On the other hand, 'Trained', 'Mentored' and 'Managed' are good words to use, the survey adds. At least 16% managers spend 30 seconds or less on resumes, as per the CareerBuilder survey. 69 % of them spend under 2 minutes on reviewing the candidate's resume. The surveys identifies commonly-used resume terms or cliches and also which ones can be strong additions on your CV.

 

The Worst of the Lot

1. Best of breed: 38 %

2. Go-getter: 27 %

3. Think outside of the box: 26 %

4. Synergy: 22 %

5. Go-to person: 22 %

6. Thought leadership: 16 %

7. Value add: 16 %

8. Results-driven: 16 %

9. Team player: 15 %

10. Bottom-line: 14 %

11. Hard worker: 13 %

12. Strategic thinker: 12 %

13. Dynamic: 12 %

14. Self-motivated: 12 %

15. Detail-oriented: 11 %

16. Proactively: 11 %

17. Track record: 10 %

 

The Best of the Lot

1. Achieved: 52 %

2. Improved: 48 %

3. Trained / Mentored: 47 %

4. Managed: 44 %

5. Created: 43 %

6. Resolved: 40 %

7. Volunteered: 35 %

8. Influenced: 29 %

 

9. Increased / Decreased: 28 %

10. Ideas: 27 %

11. Negotiated: 25 %

12. Launched: 24 %

13. Revenue / Profits: 23 %

 

14. Under budget: 16 %

15. Won: 13 %

 

The survey was done by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder among hiring managers and HR professionals in late 2013.


 



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