'Peruse' is a favourite word amongst job seekers, viz:
To whom it may concern:
I am writing in response to your advertisement for the position of XXX in your organisation. XXXing is something that I hold dear to my heart, and I believe I will be an effective and loyal employee.
I am enclosing a copy of my resume for you to peruse at your convenience.
What is perhaps forgotten is that some employers and human resources cogs might wonder - consciously or sub-consciously - why the applicant has chosen this word, and not instead something more simpler, like 'read'. Am I going to be hiring a snob or pedant who will confuse or annoy the co-workers? Will their habit of using obtuse language over vernacular expressions impede their ability to write clear safety instructions? Does his lordship really think this word is gonna impress me?
Personally speaking, the word 'peruse' is ugly. It sounds like many other words with unpleasant meanings like 'purge', 'bruise', 'pierced' and 'ruse'.
An even worse word to find in a job application letter is the three-syllable 'perusal', as it can only be uttered in passive voice.