So STOP using them!
Working at Resumebucket.com we often come by resumes and job descriptions that make us laugh, the reasons vary but more often than not it’s because of the tedious and pretentious buzz words that people often use as filler or to make themselves look intelligent (hint: it doesn’t). Yesterday one of our founders came across this gem that had us all staring in disbelief trying to force a laugh.
Click HERE to view the train wreck of a job description. Be warned, you are about to get slammed with a wall of text made up of buzz words with no real content. Why would we expose you to such a monstrosity? Well my hope is that those of you out there filling your resumes with buzz words will change formats and start focusing on real content.
Coordinate planned and researched system enhancements/modification activities with administrative and technical personnel to ensure a continuing supportive environment for existing and planned application systems and a coordinated and transparent conversion.
So why would we bring this to everyone’s attention? Our hope is that #1, you’ll laugh, but more importantly #2, you’ll take what you’ve just seen into consideration and learn from the mistake. Flooding your resume with useless buzz words not only makes the hiring manager throw the resume out, but you are doing yourself an injustice by using to many words to convey nothing. Keep your resumes (and job descriptions!) short, concise and to the point. You’re not only helping yourself, you are doing those of us that have to read them a favor.