9 Words That Should Never Be on Your Resume

Why Certain Words & Phrases Hurt Your Chances of Being Hired

6. "Innovative"

Don’t just say you’re innovative, prove it.

Think of the difference between a candidate who simply lists “innovative” as one of many adjectives on a resume, compared to someone who clearly spells it out. So if you saved the company millions by thinking of a brand new way to do something, or if you took it upon yourself to find a new revenue stream with a brilliant idea, then just say that.

Let your innovation speak for itself.