Do you describe yourself as creative, organizational and effective? Admirable qualities to be sure. But don’t use those words on your LinkedIn profile! The social networking site says those three terms are 2012′s most overused buzzwords in the United States. Here’s the full list:
- Extensive Experience
- Track Record
- Problem Solving
It’s intersting to note that Motivated now tops Extensive Experience, which was the number one buzzword back in 2010.
This is a good time of year to take a look at your LinkedIn profile. If you’re using any of these buzzwords, grab your nearest thesaurus, and come up with some different phrases so you’ll be well positioned to attract new business in 2013.
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