Nineteen words that shouldn’t be present in your resume

It’s hard to believe that a few words could irritate someone enough to make them stop reading your resume, but it’s true. Some hiring managers and recruiters admit that they have their own mental lists of words that annoy them. Resume how-to books may recommend that you pack your resume full of as many verbs, adjectives, and adverbs as you can. But if you aren’t careful, you could turn off more prospective employers than you entice. Effective word choice is what really appeals to hiring managers—not action verbs and glittery modifiers. Here’s a rundown of some words that hiring managers say detract from the persuasiveness of resumes they see.


Google developers produce new programming language

A new programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine is available thanks to a couple of Google’s developers.  Called Noop (pronounce it like an abbreviated version of “no operation”), the developers claim that it combines the finest aspects of other languages and attempts to guide users towards accepted best practices.

Other parts of the new Noop homepage (which is hosted by Google Code) explain that Noop “in source form looks similar to Java.  The goal is to build dependency injection and testability into the language from the beginning, rather than rely on third-party libraries as all other languages do.”

Then, “Immutability and minimal variable scope are encouraged by making final/const behavior the default and providing easy access to a functional style.  Testability is encouraged by providing Dependency Injection at the language level and a compact constructor injection syntax.”

Google NOOP

Google NOOP

The Noop website is pretty well built out if you’d like more information.  Google’s developers provided all sorts of details about the current state of things and where Noop may go, as well as a place or two in which folks can give feedback.