Why you shouldn’t write ‘dynamic’ or ‘proactive’ in your CV

December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 23 (ANI): Do you consider yourself a ‘team player’, ‘proactive’ or ‘dynamic’ when it comes to work? Even if you do, refrain from mentioning it in your CV, says a recent survey.

According to a list compiled by LinkedIn, phrases or words such as above, and others like ‘problem solver’ or ‘motivated’ are the most over-used cliches seen in CVs.

“These phrases can appear empty to a potential employer and may do more harm than good when you include them in your profile or resume,” the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson for LinkedIn as saying.

“If you’re using any of these ten terms, wipe them out,” he added.

The top 10 words you should steer clear of:


Extensive experience


Proven track record


Team player



Skill set

Problem solver (ANI)

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