Career Calling

March 26, 2013

Good Advice about Words to Avoid

Huffington Post offers a useful list of clichéd words that should be avoided in business communication, including resumes and job interviews.  Overall, I like the list.  However, at least two of the words have some value.  Scalable is frequently used to discuss a level and type of IT projects.  Similarly, value-added can refer to a transaction which includes intangible benefits.  These words, like the others on the list, should not be used just because they are “buzz words.”  Know what you want to say and why you want to say.  That’s the best formula for effective communication.

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