Avoid going over the top on your resume

I’m sure you already know the passive voice is to be avoided when writing your resume,  but so is going too far the other way with over-the-top phrases. Action verbs are great, but be sure you do not overdo it.

Here are some over-the-top phrases actually seen on resumes:

* smashed numbers through the roof…
* electrified sales team to produce…
* pummeled close rate by 10 percent…

Shock value does just that, it shocks. Not the feeling you want the reader to have, so remember to keep your resume professional, and do not go overboard.

Barry

VirtualJobCoach.com