You’ve spent a lot of time on your resume, right? And you’re really proud of it, right?
Then, you surely want to avoid these six careless errors cited by career coach Don Goodman for Careerealism:
- “You forget to update your contact information.”
- “You don’t provide enough details on your last job.”
- “You don’t update your skills or remove old certifications.”
- “You use abbreviations and acronyms only you may know.”
- “You keep adding to your resume, but you don’t remove irrelevant jobs.”
- “You name you resume file that you send out inappropriately.”
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When people interact with us, there are a number of cues that affect the way our conversations are perceived by the listener/viewer. Two of these cues are the inflection of our voices and our choice of words. Do we come across as authoritative, disgruntled, sincere, etc.?
As Emma Snider writes for HubSpot:
“Happy ears aren’t such a good thing in business. But happy voice? A very good thing. Even the slightest error in phrasing can put a prospect off — which means salespeople spend a lot of time thinking about the particular words they use to pitch their products and converse with buyers. But no matter how hard a rep tries to weed out all of the overtly negative or unnecessary terms in their vocabulary, there are always going to be a few that fly under the radar. Even though certain words don’t seem insidious on the surface, they can strike prospects the wrong way. Offputting words = frowning prospects. And frowning prospects don’t sign contracts.”
“What are some of these deal-destroying words? Kayako has identified such 10 verbal culprits in this SlideShare, and provided happier suggestions that will make both salesperson and buyer smile. Turn those frowns (and perhaps any negative sales trends) upside down.”