Ten Words To Avoid On Your LinkedIn Profile

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Ten Words To Avoid On Your LinkedIn Profile


Any expression can get worn out through overuse. Business social networking service LinkedIn ran an analysis on its Australian members, and identified the 10 most overused words and phrases in their profiles. The top offender? Creative.

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Here’s the full list of terms (direct from the LinkedIn announcement) that everyone has used so often they have become meaningless:

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

As we’ve mentioned before, highlighting specific skills rather than using generic phrases makes for a more effective profile.

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