Bragging tends to turn people away from being interested in what you say.
The same goes for job interviews. The following are 16 words an article by Business Insider suggests to avoid in an interview so you can get past the 'trying to be qualified' to actually showing your potential boss that you are qualified.
If you are innovative, which most people actually aren't, prove it. Don't say it.
What other people would define you as world-class? If you're not a world-class Olympian or brainiac, with something to prove it, don't define yourself that way.
Show rather than tell that you are an authority on a subject — it's much more convincing.
This one is just obvious. Most people focus on doing what they are paid to do, so it doesn't make you better.
If your company really is a global provider, it is usually apparent. Only use this if it's not assumed or obvious.
Don't take credit for things you are supposed to do, or to be. It's duty, not motivation.
It's overused. Other overused words that may be true but don't have an impact in an interview include effective, proven, influential and team player.
Dictionary description: of or relating to physical force or energy.
So if this is one of your characteristics, don't brag about it. Yikes.
Tweeting links to stuff you find interesting is not curating.
For many subjects, this sounds over-the-top. Try love, focus, concentration or specialization.
Even though each person is unique, your business most likely is not. However, it doesn't need to be — it just needs to be better.
If you are calling yourself a guru, you are trying too hard to impress others or yourself.
An over-the-top adjective.
It's a good thing to be "just" an entrepreneur. Be proud. Unless you have started multiple long-term business successes, don't add serial.
Strategists look at the present, envision something new and develop approaches to make their dream a reality. Using a few strategies for improvement doesn't make you a strategist.
Describe the process and how you'll work together. Don't just claim you will work together.