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What Words & Phrases are Resumé Killers?

Posted Dec 21, 2010 2:06 PM CDT
By Lee Rawles

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Earlier this week, a LinkedIn spokeswoman shared her top ten phrases to avoid in your resumé, including gems such as "fast-paced," "results-oriented" and "proven track record."

Apparently these phrases are so overused, they're likely to be seen as empty and meaningless to potential employers fatigued by too much sameness. So many lawyers are out there looking for work that hiring managers are looking for ways to separate the wheat from the chaff, and a "dynamic, motivated team-player" could find that their resumé has gone straight to the shredder.

This made us wonder...

What buzzwords would you advise jobseekers to leave out of their cover letters and resumés? And what's the most annoying phrase you've seen used in a resumé?

Answer in the comments.

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