In Trading Routine and Psychology

I just read an article on the L.A. Times website that reminded me about one of things that relaxed me when leaving the employment of a corporation with thousands of employees. They published a list of overused words on LinkedIn, and chances are there might be a few on your resume. If so, you might want to get to work on it, especially given current unemployment rates.

Here are the specific ones they mentioned:
  • Motivated
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solver
  • Innovative
  • Results Oriented
  • Proven Track Record
  • Fast-Paced
  • Entrepreneurial
And a few others you might want to avoid:
  • Responsible for
  • Assisted in
  • Served as
  • Successfully (as if you would write about something you failed at)
  • Developed
  • Summary
  • Promoted
And while we're on the subject, here are few phrases that used to get sloshed around my office way too much:
  • Value added (next time we'll subtract it)
  • At the end of the day
  • Anything “granular”
  • Out of pocket
  • Let's “Circle The Wagons” (huh???)
  • Move up the value chain
  • Think outside the box
  • Throwing someone under the bus (phrase and in actuality)
  • Herding Cats (No, this is herding cats: http://bit.ly/40hz)
  • Quintessential anything
  • Can I get some color on that? (no you can't. now go away)
  • Let's touch base
  • That being said
  • Let's regroup
  • Performance-based
  • Going forward
  • Client centered
Please comment below with any more….we are very list-friendly here….it is, after all a Friday:

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  • Jared Myers
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    I think I will start using the phrase “herding cats”.

  • Paul
    Reply

    The pig in the python.
    That’s where the rubber meets the road.
    Have a think.
    Synergy (an efficiency indicating downsizing).
    Sorry to interrupt…
    Not to be pedantic…

    (Years at a bank).

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