Buzzwords, Be Gone!

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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:

– Responsible
– Strategic
– Creative
– Effective
– Patient
– Expert
– Organizational
– Driven
– Innovative
– Analytical

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!


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