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Attention recruiters – Overused resume words

I was watching CNN the other day and they had an interesting survey on resume words.  They said that ‘creative’, ‘organizational’, ‘effective’, ‘extensive experience’ and ‘track record’ are overused in resumes and that you should find other words to use. We use resume parsers in our recruiting software and and have most likely parsed over 10 million resumes in the last 20 years.  It would be interesting to see how many of our customers use these words as key words.