Research shows the best resumes and cover letters use these words and phrases (in moderation)

Recruiters and hiring managers often receive literally hundreds of applications for a single role and are skilled at quickly scanning them to find what they're looking for. While a good resume increases your chances of being invited to interview, the definition of a "good resume" is subjective. Each recruiter is different, and their advice about what works and what doesn't can vary accordingly. With this in mind, researchers examined various resume writing tactics to determine how they're used and to what extent they influence candidate selection. Jeff Haden shares here some of the findings and the key takeaways, whether you're a recruiter or a job candidate.

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