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What another word/phrase for the term "fast learner"

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08-26-2009, 11:40 PM
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I want to add "fast leaner" to my list of skills when I'm promoting myself. What other term can I use that'll be more catchy or professional sounding?

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I wouldn't add that to the list of skills, if you wanted to include that you were a "fast learner" as you put it somewhere in an about section where you can drop in that your able to adapt to new concepts and systems.

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My about section is short and sweet as it is now. To add more would only bring down it's value. Anyhow, I want to market to ability to learn quickly as a skill. Wherever I mention it is where I'll add something similiar to your "able to adapt to new concepts and systems"

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"quick study"

Still, I'd avoid using such a term altogether.


"Fast learner" definitely another bad one. Doubly so, because it combines desperation with ignorance; you wouldn't need to call it out if you could demonstrate something concrete that you've already learned. If you have some true demonstration that you're a fast learner, such as entering college at age 14, then sure, call it out. But the phrase "fast learner" is a fast track to the Big Resume Bin in the Sky.
http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2007...ul-resume.html

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precocious, well it's close enough

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