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LinkedIn Buzz Words

Are you guilty of overusing buzz words and clichés on your LinkedIn Profile? The folks at LinkedIn have released a list of the top over-used profile buzz words.  We are listing the most over-used buzzwords in the U.S in this article.  How many of these are you using?

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

Here are the top 10 buzz words from 2011:

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

Here are the top 10 buzz words from 2010:

  1. Extensive experience
  2. Innovative
  3. Motivated
  4. Results-oriented
  5. Dynamic
  6. Proven track record
  7. Team player
  8. Fast-paced
  9. Problem solver
  10. Entrepreneurial

Your LinkedIn profile and your resume should be results focused. Instead of saying you’re motivated, show how your motivation brings results. Instead of saying you’re results-oriented, give specifics on results you’ve generated. Every one of these words can be replaced with a success story or achievement that demonstrates rather than hints at your abilities.

More on using LinkedIn in your job search:

Optimizing LinkedIn for Your Job Search

How to Get and Give Recommendations on LinkedIn

Avoiding LinkedIn Faux Pas

Using LinkedIn Groups to Make Connections


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