You are no longer creative – if you say you are. More specifically, any creative merit you may have could vanish the minute you describe yourself as the quintessential example of this trait on your resume.
For those of us entering the workforce (and looking to begin a career in PR) or planning on transitioning from a current job in a writing-driven field, it is almost imperative that the verbiage on your resume reflects your ability to write well – and avoid trendy wording mishaps.
Today everyone is creative, dynamic, and organizationally gifted. To say employers find these traits undesirable is a lie; however, employers see hundreds of resumes from applicants gushing about these same seemingly impressive qualities. In Katy Steinmetz’ article Ten Buzzwords to Take Off Your LinkedIn Profile Now, Steinmetz highlights which words many of us abuse on LinkedIn’s list of most overused professional buzzwords. These words have lost their meaning and impact on resumes. As a result, employers are probably pretty annoyed by them. Words/phrases on the list include:
Avoid these words at all costs. LinkedIn says so. And so does your potential employer.