Forget About "Core Competencies" in a Resume

“Core Competencies”…what a crock!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a waitress, an administrative assistant, a nurse, a teacher, a sales executive, or a district manager – anyone can say they are “Self-Motivated”. Anyone can say they are “Goal Oriented” as well. In fact, most people do. Especially if they include a Core Competencies section in their resume.

This, to me, is a big waste. Yes, it includes keywords which can be scanned into HR software, but those keywords can also be inserted into the context of the resume with the same results and it doesn’t look as tacky. 90% of hiring managers will skip right past that section anyways. It’s fluff. It’s unnecessary.

Your experience, both work-related and academic, should say everything that needs to be said in your resume. And your accomplishments speak volumes. Let them do the talking!

***

Click here for more info on:

Professional Resume Services>>>

Entry-Level Resume Services>>>

Cover Letters>>>

Thank You Letters>>>

Resume Review and Edit>>>

Resume Services Pricing>>>

***

Click here for a FREE RESUME CONSULTATION

This entry is tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • Entry-Level Resume = $45

    Entry-Level Package = $60


    Professional Resume = $60

    Professional Package = $75

    * Entry-Level resumes are for job-seekers with <5 years of professional experience

    * Resume Packages include resume, cover letter, and thank you letter (save $15!)