Steer clear of overused clichés. Misspelled words are immediate grounds for denial. Words like “rockstar” and “synergy” are so 2015.

We’ve all read about what not to include in a resume. After all, one of Glassdoor’s most popular articles, 21 Words to Never Include In Your Resume, is bookmarked even by our staffers who want to gut-check before making resume faux pas. However, it’s time to talk about what works should be included in your resume.

Diction or word choice is important when it comes to drafting your resume, not just to ensure that your resume is reviewed positively by software, but also because you want to wow recruiters with your skills, competencies and relevant credentials.

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