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Your resume is one of the most powerful tools in your job search, but it might include words that can convey a negative message. When you’re writing your resume, every word should be chosen carefully because you only have a short time to make an impression with your resume. So here is a list of words you should definitely avoid on your resume.

  • In Charge Of
  • Excellent
  • Go Getter
  • Hard Worker
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Outside the Box
  • Responsible For
  • Expert
  • Innovative
  • Specialized In
  • Creative
  • Synergized
  • Go To
  • Results-driven
  • Team Player
  • Detail Oriented
  • Focused
  • Ninja
  • Super
  • Great

To further improve your resume read our article “Words to include in your resume.”

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