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January 31, 2006

25 words that hurt your resume

CNN lists 25 words you shouldn't use in your resume.

Aggressive
Ambitious
Competent
Creative
Detail-oriented
Determined
Efficient
Experienced
Flexible
Goal-oriented
Hard-working
Independent
Innovative
Knowledgeable
Logical
Motivated
Meticulous
People person
Professional
Reliable
Resourceful
Self-motivated
Successful
Team player
Well-organized

Instead of saying you are successful, you should try to provide examples. But aggressive? Who would write he's aggressive?


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