Using cliche terms such as "go-getter" and "think outside the box" on resumes and cover letters can doom a job search, Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, advises. Haefner recommends candidates use clear terms such as "achieved," "improved" or "created." "Subjective terms and cliches are seen as negative because they don't convey real information," she says.
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