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‘Creative’, ‘Innovative’ And ‘Effective’: Overused Profile Buzzwords



In a recent post by LinkedIn, the top 10 overused buzzwords in the profiles of US-based professionals are:

1. Creative
2. Organizational
3. Effective
4. Motivated
5. Extensive experience
6. Track record
7. Innovative
8. Responsible
9. Analytical
10. Problem solving

The term ‘Creative’ was also the top overused buzzword in the 2011 rankings.

According to Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s career expert, she said, “If you want opportunity to come knocking, you’ve got to make your LinkedIn Profile stand out from the pack.”

“Millions of professionals say they’re ‘creative’, so set yourself apart by describing and linking to projects you’ve worked on that truly were different, unique and compelling.”

“Pointing to concrete examples of the creative work you’ve done is more convincing than simply stating you are a ‘creative’ professional.”

Do you have any of these ‘overused’ terms on your LinkedIn Profile?



[via LinkedIn]
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