If you want your resume to be more effective and less generic, make sure every word on it counts. Forbes recommends striking common phrases like saying you’re “experienced in [something]“; instead, show where your experience lies.
You can be “experienced” in something after you’ve done it once — or every day for the past 10 years. So drop this nebulous term and be specific. If, for example, you’re a Client Report Specialist, using a phrase such as “Experienced in developing client reports” is both vague and redundant. But sharing that you “Created five customised weekly reports to analyse repeat client sales activity” — now that gives the reader a better idea of where exactly this so-called experience lies, with some actual results attached.
“Seasoned” and “well-versed” are similar words to look out for and turn into more meaningful, detailed examples.
Also don’t clam to be a “team player” or “customer-focused” because, similarly, the label isn’t as effective as your accomplishments or activities.
Hit the link below for more words to eliminate from that very important piece of paper.