“Creative, organizational and effective.” Those aren’t the words used to describe the employee of the year, they’re 2011’s top three overused buzzwords, according to LinkedIn. Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s connection director, recommends removing these from your résumé immediately.
We could provide a list of words to never use on your résumé, but it would be inexact. As soon as one career expert declares a word inadequate, another expert comes along to disagree. But a few rules are steadfast.