Attentive to detail
This translates into that you make very few mistakes. Mistakes mean that managers have to spend time putting things right, which is irritating. If however you write something a little more direct, such as “I make few mistakes”, then you risk a nasty misunderstanding when the manger is skim reading your CV, seconds before the interview begins.
I’m a perfectionist
Do not call yourself a perfectionist, because it translates into, “I waste hours checking for petty mistakes”.
I believe in putting the company first
This translates to mean that you are prepared to give up lunch breaks and work unpaid overtime if there are tight deadlines. If you write that are willing to give up lunch breaks etc, then you will come off as desperate, or will be hired so that the manager can take advantage of you. Stick to “I believe in putting the company first” so that you can get the job without having to work multiple hours for free.
Consistently high work standards
This translates into “I am not going to give you good work Tuesday and Wednesday and rubbish the rest of the week”. The key word here for your CV is “consistent”. Managers love the word “consistent” because it is easier to plan around. Even if someone is consistently slow, then it can still be planned for.
Fully understand AND am prepared for what the job entails
This translates into, “I am not going to quit after two weeks”. There is nothing worse than hiring someone, training them and then they quit. You should always demonstrate that you are fully aware what the job entails and are prepared for whatever comes your way.
Strictly ethical in work matters
This translates into, “I may be no saint, but I am not going to steal from the company”. The fact that you qualify the statement with “work matters” says that you may not be a holder of impeccable moral standards, but that you are not going to break work rules. It shows a level of sincerity and honesty that may win over some managers.