The Americans call it ‘résumé’. The Brits call it ‘CV’ (this is an abbreviation for ‘curriculum vitae’). In German, it’s ‘Lebenslauf’.

If you’re looking for a new job, you want your résumé/CV to stand out, don’t you? So which words should you avoid? And more importantly, which words should you be using? You’ll find the 17 worst and the 15 best phrases on the careerbuilder.com website.