Sunday, December 18, 2011

Top ten Buzzwords to avoid in your CV

The following is from LinkedIn:

Competition for opportunities can be fierce, so craft your LinkedIn profile to stand out from the professional pack. Some objectives you should keep in mind are: Banish buzzwords from your profile. Use language that illustrates your unique professional accomplishments and experiences. Give concrete examples of results you’ve achieved whenever possible and reference attributes that are specific to you.
Singapore’s top ten trotted-out buzzwords are:

  1. Track record
  2. Motivated
  3. Effective
  4. Creative
  5. Dynamic
  6. Innovative
  7. Problem solving
  8. Communication skills
  9. Extensive experience
  10. Interpersonal skills

So those of you trying to apply for work, please remember to avoid the words above!