Are you overloading your poor LinkedIn profile with buzzwords? Did you know that No. 1 most overused buzzword in LinkedIn Profiles in 2013 was “responsible”?
Here is a 2013 list of the top 10 words that appear most often in profiles:
So what’s a LinkedIn user to do? Instead of using these words to describe yourself, do the following:
- Use your profile portfolio to display examples of your work to demonstrate that you are creative, analytical etc
- Describe the results of your work that demonstrate these qualities
- Have strong, specific recommendations
Show, don’t tell!