I’m trying to translate my resume to English and English is not my native language. In the section where I described myself I want to say that I’m a good self-learner and that I have “high” self-discipline, but I don’t know how to put it. First of all, should I write self-learner? self-taught? Autodidact? Also, I wrote “An excellent self-learner with high self-discipline”, but something there doesn’t seems right to me. How should I put this line into my resume?

Thanks in advance.

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:I would avoid using the word self too many times. it is repetitive and also somewhat redundant because you are describing yourself.

What you say on a resume and how you say it depends on the job you are applying for. You could try the following:

I'm highly motivated, disciplined and a fast learner. I think this covers everything that you wanted to say.

Try finding a website that provides list of verbs, adverbs and adjectives that are useful for resumes or CVs Many of these sites exist and are often categorized according to the type of job you are applying for.

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