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The U.S. claims to be breeding leaders not followers, CEOs not mail room attendants, yet these words below are listed as the ones to stay away from on a resume. correct me if i'm wrong, but, don't these words describe a leader to you?



Aggressive

Ambitious

Competent

Creative

Detail-oriented

Determined

Efficient

Experienced

Flexible

Goal-oriented

Hard-working

Independent

Innovative

Knowledgeable

Logical

Motivated

Meticulous

People person

Professional

Reliable

Resourceful

Self-motivated

Successful

Team player

Well-organized

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Probably because all of those terms are very, very vague. If I'm hiring you, I want to know what you've done, not your opinion of yourself. I'll get that in the interview.

Show accomplishments, not adjectives. That's what the article was trying to get across.

But, dsenette, you're right. Those are great attributes of a leader, unfortunately I happen to agree that none of them belong on a resume. Patting yourself on the back is simply not what the resume is for.
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Yet while it should say what you have done you should also describe yourself and if you are trying to sell yourself you arent going to say you are a really boring i just do it cause it looks good on a CV. I dont know about anywhere else but when i applied to uni and was taught to wite my CV it said to use alot of those words as they are what describes a leader and fortunately i have evidence to back the fact up that i am a compotent leader. You also want to put across that you are a good team player.

You have a bit on a CV just to write about yourself seperate from qualifications and experince there is no point in another list of what you have done they want to know how you think and how confident you are, they want charismatic motivated people, its no longer enough just to be highly qualified, alot of the worlds most qualified people are essentially unemployable.
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just want to clarify one thing......i'm not feeling well and i seem to have missed the part of that article that said not to use those words without backing them up....i appologize and hope that i throw up soon so that i can see if it makes my stomach feel better
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Yeah,the dope reading those words on your resume would know he's had it after hiring you.I like to think of a leader as an honest,moral working man,
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I like to think of a leader as an honest,moral working man,

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Hmmmmm, thats an interesting concept, I suppose some of them must be though. :tazz:
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Hmmmmm, thats an interesting concept, I suppose some of them must be though. :tazz:

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:) my thoughts exactly. It seems that honesty and high morals values are very very low on the list of prerequisites for success as a leader of industry/politics. Sure, maybe they all start out that way but sooner or later the are going to need to do something underhanded in order to survive in their profession. To be the best requires a certain ruthlessness and a no-matter-what attitude that conflicts heavily with morals and such like.

Just my two penn'orth.
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d'oh. My first double post.

mucho apologies

Edited by Baggyboy, 05 October 2005 - 12:44 PM.

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