Are Recommendations Worthless?

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Are LinkedIn recommendations valuable or worthless? It seems that everybody has many generic recommendations – do they even mean anything? Recommendations are valuable – but only if they are detailed, substantial, and enthusiastic recommendations from clients, managers, and colleagues familiar with the quality of your work. Another important element is consistency.… Continue reading Are Recommendations Worthless?

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Buzzwords, Be Gone!

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… Continue reading Buzzwords, Be Gone!