A little sarcasm, small rant and moment of reflection with this one… we always see the surveys about what words and phrases not to use in resumes. You know the one’s:
“Hey dummy stop using these words. They make you look silly.”
How judgmental. Particularly when I see the same words in resumes from my Recruiter and HR Friends all the time.
And every time I see one of those lists I think/reply/rant:
“What about job descriptions?”
I think they are the more offending piece of work.
Thanks to Textio we have 50 corporate cliches you secretly love and a solid list, if you ask me, of words and phrases not to use.
In Minnesota we want more “face time”.
These bother me more:
- Colorado - Change driver
- Idaho - Achieve alignment
- Kentucky - Possess strength
- Rhode Island - Push the envelope
- Tennessee - Touch base
As I copy and paste those I realize… most of the list bothers me.
Go take a look at your job descriptions and see if you too achieve alignment by going the extra mile to push the envelope with strategic communications.
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