9 Words That Should Never Be on Your Resume

Why Certain Words & Phrases Hurt Your Chances of Being Hired

8. "Highly qualified"

Oh. You’ve deemed yourself highly qualified, have you? Well isn’t that special?

Newsflash – the person looking over your resume will decide for him or herself if you’re highly qualified. You telling them you are is a little silly because – let’s face it -- you’re biased. Again, let your work experience and accomplishments do the talking in this department. It’s better to show than to tell.

Also, your references should provide you all the credibility you need should you get to the interview stage, so let other people sing your praises while you shift the focus back to what you’ve accomplished and how you can benefit the company.