Corporate jargon isn’t the only source of meaningless blather. The following clichés would make an excellent start for Buzzword Bingo, Résumé Edition.
Hard worker; efficient; strong work ethic.
Quick learner; love to learn.
Strong communication skills.
Highly motivated; self-starter; makes things happen.
Dedicated; determined; reliable.
Good with people; a real people person.
Eager; aggressive; a real go-getter.
I do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Everyone is “professional” and “dedicated” and a “team player,” so these descriptions fail to distinguish you from the crowd. To turn these clunkers into words that ...