Most of us lie on left end scale, when it comes to using words and phrases for our resumes, i.e. the cliche end. But some people are lucky to have excellent communication skills and they just go overboard and use such phrases that can only be understood by aliens from Jupiter. (Mars has become a very common planet :) )
The problem with jargon is, they are not commonplace. So while in your setup it might be a everyday thing, in a different setup (probably your future employer), it does not mean anything, or in worst case an entirely different thing. You don’t want to end up in such a situation.
Some jargons are simple acronym. They are suitable for day-to-day usage, but resumes are more professional matter. Some acronyms like 24/7’, ‘B2B’, ‘B2C’ and ‘24/365’ can be avoided. Similarly picture yourself as reading the lines below on resume and observe your own reaction. People were able to understand most of them, but still the overuse of acronyms and jargons like the one shown below can be avoided.
- Developed the WCS Global SLOs and Major Contributor of the first TOI Service Catalogue
- Negotiated Wave 2 T&T budget cost avoidance of 0.5m Euros
- Transitioned to EDS ~300 Technology staff in Singapore, H Kong
I hope, now you understand what I am trying to say.
Next, there are some industry jargons. Don’t overdo them. The above examples suit well for this category as well. Third mistake is capitalizing some terms on your resume, because it is common thing in your current scenario. Always think from the point of view of a person, who is going to read your resume and most of the mistakes can be avoided.
Apart from these there are many more jargons that you should try to avoid. ‘Leading edge’, ‘legacy’, ‘compelling’, ‘benchmark’, ‘clicks and mortar’, ‘bricks and clicks’, and ‘out of the world’ are some of them. It is no way complete and there can be many more. It is just and indicative list. Do a Google and I am sure you can find them. Try not to use them when you start preparing your resume.