Avoid These Overused Buzzwords on Your LinkedIn Profile in 2013

 In LinkedIn, Social Media

Every year LinkedIn analyzes all of their millions of profiles, translating the non-English ones to English, and tries to identify the most used buzzwords.

It’s always interesting to see what words left the list and what new words were added.

The key for you is to make sure you avoid these words like the plague. They are cliches and don’t separate you from the crowd.

Removed from the 2011 list are:

  • Dynamic
  • Communication skills
Replacing these words in 2012 list are:

  • Responsible
  • Analytical

Top Overused Buzzwords in LinkedIn ProfilesSource: http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/12/04/buzzwords-2012/

Here’s the list again but for Just for the United States in stack-ranked order:

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

Remember to avoid these words if you want your profile to stand out from the crowd.

Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, is recognized as one of the nations top authorities in Social Media Career Advancement. To learn Joshua’s secret strategies for shortening the job search and getting the right job right away, watch his exclusive video training here: http://careerenlightenment.com/training

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