CV Word Checker

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CV Word Checker - Checks a CV, resume or LinkedIn profile for well choosen words

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CV Word Checker contains a list of words which will produce a negative impact on your CV, resume or LinkedIn profile.

The selection of words is vital. It is wise to exclude certain words because they will give poor impression. The list on the right contains words it is best to avoid.

The two wisest reasons for not using a particular words are that it is over used or that it is too negative sounding. LinkedIn has released the most overused words and phrases that people put into their profiles. They are:

  1. Creative
  2. Organizational
  3. Effective
  4. Extensive experience
  5. Track record
  6. Motivated
  7. Innovative
  8. Problem solving
  9. Communication skills
  10. Dynamic

A good CV, resume or linkedIn profile will not contain any of these words. They will contain original words and phrases and thus sound more unique and avoid sounding like a replication of many others.

The second category of words to avoid is those which sound too negative. These can turn off a future employer. Examples of these include hate, awful, impossible, weak, mistake, avoided, failed, lost, argued and stress. These words can be off putting and sentences containing them should be altered to sound more positive.

This website detects all of them and many other over used words and phrases.

Bad CV Words To Avoid

abandonedabsurd
aggressivealot
alwaysambitious
analyticaland/or
anxiousargued
assistedattempted
avoidedawesome
awfulbad
basicallybecause
believebrilliant
bullyingbureaucratic
compellingcompetent
confinedconflicted
coolcreative
criticiseddecline
decreasedefeated
deliverablesdenied
detail-orienteddifficult
disagreementdisciplined
dismisseddisorganised
down-sizeddriven
dynamiceffective
emptyenergetic
energyentrepreneurial
essentiallyetc
exampleexasperating
excellentexceptional
experimentalfailed
faultfeel
firedfirstly
flexiblefought
futilegoal-orientated
goodgot
granulargrievence
harassedhate
hopelessidiotic
impossibleimpractical
incapableinconceivable
indecisiveineffectual
ineptinfuriating
innovativeintolerable
irreparableirreversible
isolatedjob
justkiller
legacyleveraged
likeliterally
logicallost
loyalmaddening
matrixmature
meticulousmiserable
mistakemonetise
monetizemorph
motivatedmultinational
necessitatenever
nicenon-viable
nothingobjectionable
opposedoptimise
optimizeorchestrate
organisationalorganizational
outstandingpanic
paradigmperfectionist
plusportal
preposterousproactive
problemproblem-solver
problemsprofessional
quitereally
recessionreintermediate
reinventreiterate
reliablerepurpose
responsiblerevolutionize
ridiculousrobust
scalableseasoned
secondlyseize
sexsexy
shoddyslump
specializedsticky
stressstrong
strong abilitystupid
succumbedsynergy
talentedtenure
thirdlythru
totallytried
ubiquitousugly
unbearableunendurable
unmanageableunreasonable
unrulyunsuccessfully
unworkablevery
visionaryweak
withdrewwonderful
wrestledyouth
youthful 
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