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The Fatal Resume Mistake 90% Of Job Seekers Make

Source |Forbes .com  |  BY:Liz Ryan , CONTRIBUTOR

Most job seekers make a common mistake when they write or update their resumes.

They write their resume as though their goal is to blend in with every job-seeker in the pack.

They write their resumes in an awful, terse and boring writing style I called Corporate Zombie Speak.

Most job seekers make a common mistake when they write or update their resumes.

They write their resume as though their goal is to blend in with every job-seeker in the pack.

They write their resumes in an awful, terse and boring writing style I called Corporate Zombie Speak.

Your resume has to make it clear that you understand what you do well and how you can help your next employer.

Unfortunately, that’s the one thing 90% of Corporate Zombie Speak resumes don’t do. They brand their owners so broadly and in such a boring way that every job seeker sounds alike:

Results-oriented professional with a bottom-line orientation skilled at leading cross-functional initiatives to achieve corporate objectives.

When you write about yourself this way, everything smart and cool about you is lost.

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