Highly Abused Resume Phrases

From Real Simple magazine.

The six most highly abused phrases on resumes and profiles, according to research by LinkedIn, the professional networking site:

“Proven track record”

“Problem solver”

Fast paced”

“Due diligence”

“Cutting edge”


In addition, while women tend to overuse “attention to detail”, men apparently do quite a lot of “disaster recovery.”

Good to keep in mind while updating your resume, if it’s an overused phrase it’s not doing anything for you. Find a better way to share that information. Okay, since I’m a problem solver with a proven track record, I’m off to do some results-oriented fast paced disaster recovery with great attention to detail…