They may be some of the most heavily-used terms by desperate hopefuls on The Apprentice, but new research suggests business buzzwords are actually a turn-off to potential employers.
Words including 'motivated', 'creative', 'enthusiastic' and 'passionate' came top of a poll for least liked words among recruiters。
The adjectives are so overused they have lost their meaning to employers, who are instead looking for applicants to describe themselves in more original ways。
The findings were released by professional social network LinkedIn. According to the website, the top five most overused words are 'motivated', 'creative', 'enthusiastic', 'passionate' and 'track record'。
These were followed by 'driven', 'extensive experience', 'wide range', 'responsible' and 'strategic'。
紧随其后的是“driven(发愤图强的)”、“extensive experience(经验丰富)”、“wide range(广泛)”、“responsible(有责任心的)”和“strategic(深谋远虑的)”。
The website's spokesman Darain Faraz said: 'It's really important that people are authentic on their profiles but you can help yourself – and boost your professional brand - by painting a more colourful picture and steering clear of the most predictable buzzwords。
With people taking more interest in their careers in January, it's never been more challenging to stand out from the crowd. Show individuality by including charity work and interests.'