If you have the words “a new perspective” in any of your job documents, get rid of it.
It’s the tritest and most hackneyed of all job document language (that is not in the hyper-emotional-passion vein.)
Who is not doing something from a new perspective? How would you have gotten a Ph.D. otherwise?
This is the problem of meso-level specificity. You think you’re being specific, but it’s just another kind of vague.
Instead of telling us you bring a “new perspective,” tell us what the damned perspective IS!
“New” is just another (stealth) cheap adjective. The kind I talk about in This Christmas, Don’t Be Cheap.
Think, people. If anyone can say it, it’s meaningless.