These Are the 10 Buzzwords Canadians Must Not Put on Their Resumes

by Knowlton Thomas | Research

If everyone is creative, then none of us are.

LinkedIn has revealed the most-used (read: over-used) buzzwords on today's resumes. Anyone who's taken a course or seminar on how to craft an effective resume knows that these overly common keywords and phrases become meanginless to employers who scan hundreds per day. So if you want to get lost in the crowd, throw around these 10 Most Overused Professional Buzzwords in Canada for 2011.

1. Creative

2. Effective

3. Motivated

4. Extensive experience

5. Problem solving

6. Track record

7. Innovative

8. Communication skills

9. Dynamic

10. Interpersonal skills

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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