10 Phrases You Should Never Put On Your CV Which Infuriate Employers

These Are 10 Phrases You Should Never Put On Your CV

At some point we all have or will have to apply for that job that we dream of to get our lives rolling. When writing our CV we include different phrases “I’m a team player”. “I work well under pressure”. “I’m a good communicator” just to get a bit of attention. As you read this article, you will learn 10 phrases you should never put on your CV else, you will be disappointed.

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Whoever is going to interview you or looks at that CV with all the unnecessary phrases has probably seen them in all the others. But do these phrases hit the desired impact? I thought so until I recently came across an article and the study by London’s New College of the Humanities proved contrary to my beliefs and possibly yours as well.

The research also found that an increasing number of people are using emoji in their job applications (Really? Who honestly thinks that’s a good idea?), while cliché quotes are also on the rise.

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Here are the top 10 phrases which infuriate employers the most:

– I’m a hard worker

– I work well under pressure

– I can work independently

– I’m a team player

– I am a problem solver

– Good communicator

– I’m proactive

– I am a good listener

– I’m enthusiastic

– Excellent written communication skills

According to the study, 2,000 employers were asked on what ticks them off the most when reading a résumé, and they added that an overly casual tone and signing of emails/cover letters with the colloquial “cheers” will enrage more than half of the recruiters and is a sure fire way to see your CV thrown in the bin.

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So, Amebo Book readers, which of these are you guilty of?

Also, if there are emplyers reading this, which of these is true and which will probably be overlooked?

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Chike Ezegbu5176 Posts

Chike Ezegbu is a blogger with an Information Technology background. He is a prolific writer and is fearless in his approach to dishing out information while maintaining high professionalism. He is regarded as both a lover and a fighter.


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