It’s easy to get lost in a sea of candidates when applying for a new job. One way to avoid this? Don’t bother using words that are so overused, they have become nearly meaningless.
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We’ve shown you some overused buzzwords before. But trends change with time, and LinkedIn has released a list of the most overused user profile phrases of 2014. Here’s what’s on the LinkedIn list, globally:
- Extensive experience
- Track record
Especially if you’re applying for a job that requires outside the box thinking, you might want to stay away from these words on your resume and profile, and in job interviews.
Instead, LinkedIn recommends using specific examples. For example, rather than saying you’re motivated, you could say you helped launch a program in your last position. Basically, don’t tell; show.
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