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Resume Language Should Keep Ego in Check

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Top Notch Executive Resumes Hiring decision-makers surveyed for the book, Top Notch Executive Resumes identified this as one of their Top 30 Executive Resume Pet Peeves: Resume language is egotistical and self-congratulatory. Harlynn Goolsby of the Human Resources Department at OSRAM Sylvania compares this type of resume verbiage to a “bio or the introduction for a guest speaker.” Some examples of puffed-up phrases include “inspirational leader,” “as quoted in …,” and “winner of countless awards.”
See all 30 peeves: executive resume peeves 1-10 in Part 1, executive resume peeves 11-20 in Part 2 and executive resume peeves 21-30 in Part 3.

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