Do you consider yourself a ‘team player’, ‘proactive’ or ‘dynamic’ when it comes to work? Even if you do, refrain from mentioning it in your CV, says a recent survey.
According to a list compiled by LinkedIn, phrases or words such as above, and others like ‘problem solver’ or ‘motivated’ are the most over-used cliches seen in CVs.
“These phrases can appear empty to a potential employer and may do more harm than good when you include them in your profile or resume,” the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson for LinkedIn as saying.
“If you’re using any of these ten terms, wipe them out,” he added.
The top 10 words you should steer clear of:
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