Are you creative, motivated or effective? Great, just don’t put it on your resume!

Linked In has once again provided an aggregated list of the most overused words listed on its site by job seekers. They include:

  1. Creative
  2. Organizational
  3. Effective
  4. Motivated
  5. Extensive experience
  6. Track record
  7. Innovative
  8. Responsible
  9. Analytical
  10. Problem solving

As someone who teaches “show don’t tell” for a living, these words are literary proof of how ineffective adjectives can be. What exactly have you done? How did you do it? How does that make you better at doing a job than other people?

Check out PR Daily for even more details on the list.


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