Stop saying these words! Be careful; you’ve got the skills and you’d love to land the job, but you might just shoot yourself in the foot in the interview thanks to your choice of words.
Just think about it. We all overuse certain words. Recruiters and employers hear it all the time. The trouble is that overused buzzwords start to lose their meaning because candidate after candidate trots them out. Understand this and you boost your chances of coming out on top.
In general, try not to overuse words such as dedicated, motivated, team player, synergy, leverage, ownership, pro-active or reach out. And look out for slang that may make you sound too casual such as kinda, you know, like and cool.
Follow these tips to replace these overused five words: