13 words you should never use to describe yourself

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If you have a job interview coming up, chances are you'll be asked to describe yourself right off the bat. While this may seem like a simple and straightforward question, you should be aware that the hiring manager is listening for more than the few adjectives you offer.

The words you choose and why you choose them can carry a lot of weight in the way the interviewer views you. By using certain self-praising words in an interview, on your resume or in a networking event, you risk coming across as arrogant, unoriginal or unprofessional.

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Although you may have been described as one of these words in the past, it doesn't necessarily mean you should repeat it in a self-description.

We recommend you avoid these 13 words when describing yourself to make a great first impression and better your chances of landing a job.

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