The announcement of the list comes on the day — 21 January — when LinkedIn traditionally sees the most UK members update their profiles. Creative 2. Strategic 3. Motivated 4. Passionate 5.
Do You Use These 10 Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn Surveys the Most Overused Professional Buzzwords - WSJ
LinkedIn has just posted the 10 most overused, tired and trite buzzwords that get slapped onto resumes and professional profiles around the U. According to our LinkedIn profiles , a great many of us tend to describe ourselves as motivated team players with extensive experience. You'd think we'd be able to be more innovative with our vocabularies, no? Sadly, those of you who took a more creative approach to describing yourselves have been penalized in the past as well. All the LinkedIn "ninjas" got called out earlier this year along with "evangelists" and "gurus" for using these rising menaces of career-oriented buzzwords. Still, the most common words in LinkedIn profiles are less flashy and more conservative.
113 Resume Buzzwords—What to Use and What to Avoid
Any HR professional will tell you how tiring it is to see a few overused words and phrases on tens of thousands of resumes. Each year, LinkedIn compiles a list of most overused and most predictable words people use. A well-crafted resume or cover letter should contain several examples from your own work or personal experiences that demonstrate that you are what you say you are.
Standing out on a resume takes more than experience and glowing recommendations. A study by LinkedIn, which analyzed millions of profiles on the site, and OfficeTeam, which surveyed more than 1, senior managers at companies in the United States and Canada in , found that job seekers overuse certain words and phrases on their resumes. These surveys show that what you say matters less than how you say it. Hiring managers often search through resumes for certain keywords indicating the applicant has relevant experience. These words, Lindsey Pollak, a LinkedIn spokesperson, told the "Wall Street Journal," won't give a hiring manager enough information about your previous experience.