8 over-used CV clichés recruiters are tired of reading

8 over-used CV clichés recruiters are tired of reading

Whatever role you are trying to fill, receiving a CV full of clichés won’t do you or your candidates any favours. While words like “team player”, “passionate” and “hard working” may sound good, they don’t tell you as a recruiter anything about the candidate that you can work with.

According to a new survey from the résumé-writing agency PurpleCV, there are several words that candidates should avoid unless they want the recruiters to banish their applications to the cold domain of the rubbish bin.

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  • Big hard working re
    Big hard working re
    Mon, 4 Jan 2016 5:26pm GMT
    so how would I have to describe myself, I am hard working, reliable and a forward thinker, how about big fat layabout slob,couldn't care and love my sleep, if telling the truth is not good enough, then maybe the recruiters need more lessons on how to relate to people or don't bother doing interviews
  • Steve R
    Steve R
    Wed, 25 Nov 2015 3:18pm GMT
    There is of course the flip-side of the coin of job descriptions full of cliches, impenetrable jargon or unrealistic expectations! I'm sure some candidates write their CVs to fit the market, rather than as a true reflection of their writing style.
  • Paul
    Thu, 19 Nov 2015 1:15pm GMT
    Can you add, 'works well on my own or as part of a team'!!!!

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