While such bald-face lies aren't always caught so easily, smaller-scale exaggerations and half-truths are even tougher to detect.
In many cases, résumés are filled with vague wording that, in some cases, cover applicants' flaws. Watch for these cliched phrases. If you see them, that's your cue to ask for details.
What kind of cliches are we talking about? Here are the top 10 vague phrases used most often on résumés (and the percentage of times used), according to a new ResumeDoctor.com study of 160,000 résumés:
2. Team player 7.2
5. Driven 4.3
6. Detail-oriented 4.2
7. Results-oriented 3.8
8. Self-motivated 3.8
9. Problem-solver 3.2
10. Highly motivated 3.2
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