You know those clichés and buzz words that recruiters hate seeing in resumes? They’re not doing you any justice when you bring them up in a job interview either. That’s according to this video published by Business Insider a few years ago. Sure, it may be dated, but we can speak from experience, these clichés have not gone away.
According to the video, there are 7 sayings that need to end:
- I’m a team player
- I’m the perfect fit for this job
- I’m open to anything
- I’m a perfectionist
- I’m a workaholic
- I have good leadership skills
- I wasn’t appreciated at my last job
The video dives into specifics as to why each saying’s bad and how it’s hurting you when you say it to a recruiter or client. If any of these seven lines have slipped out of your mouth recently, watch the video for more details and some suggested alternatives.