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10 words not to use...

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Japanese Elvis, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Japanese Elvis

    Japanese Elvis Nibble Poster

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    The 10 words you shouldn't use in a job application, apparently.

    Always, awful, bad, fault, hate, mistake, never, nothing, panic, problems

    No big surprises really.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4328266.stm

    And the ten best;

    Achievement, active, developed, evidence, experience, impact, individual, involved, planning, transferable skills
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    I can think of quite a few others not to use too.
    'Catastrophy' is a good one, as is 'incompetent'.
     
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  3. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I would have thought 'sacked' is a pretty no-go word :rolleyes:
     
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  4. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    show me the moneeeey!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Clyde

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    I reckon words like fetish, deviant, depraved etc are a no no too :D
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    i think hate can be used if in the right context.

    for instance, i hate my previous boss, he was a w*nker, is obviously a nono
    but 'i hate not knowing how to use an application ive been given to use' (one i use actually) can be quite good, if you use it right, it will give the impression that you hate not knowing this so much, you will actively work to learn how to use it to its fullest potential - impresses the big guys.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    I think it might be the emotions associated with the word *hate*, not the context that it's used in. You might want to reword the phrase so it has a more positive slant such as I consider it a challenge when confronted with an application with which I have limited experience. Sorry. Shooting from the hip on that one, but I hope you get the idea.
     
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  8. ffreeloader

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    I agree. Anything that expresses an extreme is something to avoid. Saying you "hate" being put into a situation that happens quite often in the business world will impress people, but I don't think it will be the impression you really wanted to give. Many employers will take that as a strong dislike of learning or taking on new situations and responsibilities.
     
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  9. The_Geek

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    Well sir, in my last job, I always got my achievements, I was awfully active, the development was bad, their fault was their own evidence, the experience I hated, their impact made plenty of mistakes, the individuals never completed assigned tasks, there was nothing to their involvement, their panics were transferable to subordinates, and their skills caused way too many problems.

    Think I'll get hired? :D
     
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  10. JonnyMX

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    'Fetish' = not good, trust me.
     
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  11. moominboy

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    that depends on the job really doesn't it?

    could be a winner.....:tongue
     
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  12. Japanese Elvis

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    The HR person would probably implode :biggrin

    Does not compute !!!
     
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