4. "Team Player"
5. "Proven track record"
6. “Excellent communicator”
7. “Extensive experience”
Recruiters don’t like to see these on a resume because they all share an off-putting trait that Stephen King explained best in his excellent book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
He said: “Show, don’t tell.”
When Stephen King describes a monster, he doesn't tell you how "bad" it is, or how "terrifying" it is, or how it's "big" or "psychopathic."
Instead, he describes its physical appearance, he gives you an accurate narrative of its actions and how other characters in the scene react, and he leaves you to draw your own conclusions.
Why does he write this way?
Because when you read about a monster ripping some helpless man's heart out and stamping on it while everyone around screams and runs away, you know that it's a real monster. You don't need someone to tell you.
Now, this doesn’t imply that you need to fill your resume with artful prose or sound like a best-selling author.
However, any time you're tempted to use one of those seven clichés above (or something similar), see if you can find an alternate wording that lets them draw their own conclusion.
Instead of saying "I'm a dynamic team player," or “results-oriented and excellent communicator,” perhaps you could say: "Two weeks into project, software developer fell ill. To meet deadline, learned PHP and took over workload in evenings and weekends."
Far more powerful sounding, isn't it?
I hope this helps you.