If you’re looking for a new job and need to write a CV (a curriculum vitae) in English, make sure that you don’t use the following phrases:

  • “I’m a hard worker”
  • “I work well under pressure”
  • “I can work independently”
  • “I’m a team player”
  • “I am a problem solver”
  • “Good communicator”
  • “I’m proactive”
  • I am a good listener”
  • “I’m enthusiastic”
  • “Excellent written communication skills”

Why? According to The Telegraph, a new study has shown that employers get annoyed when seeing the same phrases again and again.

And, according to the article, employers don’t like to see emojis, inspirational quotations or unprofessional email addresses in job applications.


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