Here are my Top Ten Words and Phrases to Avoid when writing anything. In my opinion, these words and phrases hold little or no meaning to the reader. I notice when some people write (especially their resumes or bios), they tend to use these words. It seems like the writer can’t concretely articulate their message, so they use these words and phrases as a default.
I have to admit I use some of these words or phrases, some of the time. Nobody’s perfect.
The Top Ten Words and Phrases to Avoid are not jargon words. Jargon is defined as “special words or expressions used by a particular profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.” Jargon is “technical talk.”
Here they are in no particular order:
- In-depth knowledge
- Extensive experience
- Heavily involved
- Move forward
- Wide variety
How are you going to eliminate using all or some of these words or phrases?
Now you’re aware of these words and phrases, take the opportunity, to use your extensive experience and in-depth knowledge to move forward while utilizing a wide variety of alternative words and phrases. Yikes!
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