Beware: Don’t Add This to Your CV

No matter the state of the job market, it’s always hard to make your resume or CV standout from the pack.

Various, is single-handedly the most useless adjective on a resume. It essentially boils down to saying nothing new about the nouns that it prefaces.

In almost any example I can think of it replaces the word ‘different’. People are using it to demarcate separate projects they worked on or duties they performed. Except if you were to write the word ‘different’ instead of ‘various’, your resume would come off like a sullen teen: ‘I worked on a few different projects, but whatever, they weren’t really descriptive, just various,’” she continued.


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