Avoid These Top 10 Resumé Buzzwords

You may be “results oriented” and “motivated,” but you probably should leave those words off your resumé.

That’s the advice of Lindsey Pollak, a career author and spokeswoman for the LinkedIn career networking site. Frequently used terms “can appear empty to a potential employer and may do more harm than good,” Pollak told the Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog.

LinkedIn analyzed more than 85 million employment profiles on its website to find the most clichéd and overused phrases. The top 10 are:

1) Extensive experience

2) Innovative

3) Motivated

4) Results-oriented

5) Dynamic

6) Proven track record

7) Team player

8) Fast-paced

9) Problem solver

10) Entrepreneurial

The LinkedIn blog noted the findings, picked up by Digits and Above the Law.

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