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What Not to Say on LinkedIn

LinkedIn's Overused Buzzwords

Well, here it is. The 10 most-overused professional buzzwords on LinkedIn this year. Pretty much the same as last year.

The top of the U.S. list? Creative, Organizational, Effective, Motivated and Extensive Experience.

How many of them are on your profile? I only have one on mine: Responsible, which is an interesting choice. I use it to say that I was “responsible for” something, not to say that “I am responsible.”

I don’t believe that you have to avoid these terms completely. In fact, sticking a “creative” into a well-crafted, story-style summary probably isn’t going to hurt you. But if you use these words — in LinkedIn or on your resume — you may want to spend a little time in editing.