Thursday, October 12, 2006

Overused Phrases

“Excellent written and verbal communication skills”
“Outstanding organizational abilities”
“Goal-oriented individual”

Yuck! Enough already. Don’t use stale phrases like these in your resume. Continue reading...

1 comment:

Beth V said...

I agree. But every day, it seems, I see those "overused phrases" in employers' posts on the Internet for technical writers and editors.

I like to write my cover letter, even my resume, to address the requirements in these posts.I know better than to use overused phrases, but it sure is irritating when they do.

It sometimes makes me think they don't know what they want. And I think that sometimes employers don't know what to look for when they need a writer.