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Most Overused Job-Hunting Buzzwords

You may be among the unemployed looking for work.{} Or maybe you want to change jobs. If so, what you say in your interview and on your resume is so important. But don't overdo it.Next time you're interviewing for a new job try not to say, "I'm a dynamic and motivated team-player with a proven track record as a problem solver who loves a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment."{}

LinkedIn says those are some of words and phrases that are the kiss of death to your job prospects.{} The business-minded social networking site is out with its 10 most overused buzzwords on the site's more than 85 million profiles.{} Here they are:

  • Extensive experience
  • Innovative
  • Motivated
  • Results-oriented
  • Dynamic
  • Proven track record
  • Team player
  • Fast-paced
  • Problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial

LinkedIn says give your profile a makeover now by making it more actionable, from start to finish, and lose those cliched terms.{}

Tulsa resume expert Vicki Hidde calls many of these empty words.{} She was surprised that "I'm a people person" isn't on the list.{} Hidde says "select your phrases and words carefully and apply them to the job industry you're applying to."

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