According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in six hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less reviewing resumes. So when we write our resumes, there is intense pressure to “sound good.”
We use big or fancy words that will make their resume sound professional and well-written. We fill the resume with buzzwords and cliches. And we use way too many words to say what only a few will do. Unfortunately, this approach can alienate the recruiter we are trying so hard to impress!