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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Appendix 1Meaningless Clichés to Avoid

Corporate jargon isn’t the only source of meaningless blather. The following clichés would make an excellent start for Buzzword Bingo, Résumé Edition.[44]

  • Professional.

  • 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.

  • Team player.

  • Customer-focused.

  • Problem solver.

  • 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 ...

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