7 candidate clichés that drive recruiters crazy

7 candidate clichés that drive recruiters crazy

Candidates, however qualified, can sometimes stray into the realm of clichés when trying to come across as enthusiastic. And whilst their ‘up and at ‘em’-type spirit should be praised, it can also come across as painful to discerning recruiters.

Speaking on the issue of removing unnecessary jargon from applications, Lee Biggins, Founder of CV-Library, commented: “While some employers now place more importance on broader experience and niche skills, it’s important that job hunters really shout about their soft skills, and highlight transferable qualities that they can apply to the role in question.

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