When writing cover letters and resumes, words mean things.
Diligent. Trustworthy. Reliable. Dynamic. Enterprising. Professional. Detail-oriented. Organized. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Creative.
Recognize these words, or words like them, from your resume or the resume of others?
I have some simple and direct advice about including these words in your job-hunting materials: Stop it. Stop it now. I’m serious.