The Seven Meaningless Phrases Everyone Uses on Their Resume
According to a survey of hiring managers by OfficeTeam, these are seven phrases you should avoid putting on your resume, They're OVERUSED and MEANINGLESS. When I was in discussion with WARM 1069 to come to work here? To say "Mark, radio guy, team player, hard worker, flexible? What I shared was 'Love to be out in community, learning everyday to be a better broadcaster, I listed things I'm doing in the community (KCTS 9, Auctions, Swedish Med TV) and yes I love Christmas, so much we have 8 decorated tree's at the house each year....result? Hired! So here my friend the 7 Phrases to remove from your Resume along with the ways to REPLACE them.
#1.) "Highly qualified." Instead, you should list specific qualifications.
#2.) "Hard worker." Show how meeting deadlines and handling a large volume of tasks PROVES you work hard.
#3.) "Team player." Give examples of how you worked well with other people.
#4.) "Problem solver." Highlight a problem you were able to solve.
#5.) "Flexible." Mention a major change you responded to at your job.
#6.) "People person." Again, you should give a SPECIFIC example instead of just saying it.
#7.) "Self-starter." Show how you took action without being prompted.