The 10 HR Buzzwords that Might Hurt Your Job Ads [Canva]

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Does using HR buzzwords like “self-starter” or “team player” hurt or help your job descriptions? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million U.S. job ads revealed that 38% contain confusing HR buzzwords and business jargon.

Not all business buzzwords are “bad,” but you might want to consider if the ones you use are truly valuable to your job posting.

Here are the top 10 most-used HR jargon examples from Canva’s report and tips on how you can replace them with something more unique (or specific):

Team player

Sure, you want to hire a team player, but

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