Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Top 10 Words Not to Include in Your LinkedIn Profile

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There is plenty of information you should include in your LinkedIn Profile - your education, your work history, your skills, your volunteer experience,  your association memberships, recommendations, links to your professional websites and Twitter, and a compelling and engaging summary that will attract potential employers.
There are also some things it's fine to leave out, including some of the terms that almost everyone uses in their LinkedIn Profile.  Your goal, when creating your Profile, is to stand out from the crowd and make a great impression on everyone who reads your Profile.
What shouldn't you include?  Here is LinkedIn's 2012 list of the top 10 buzzwords that are overused by professionals in the United States:
  • Creative
  • Organizational
  • Effective
  • Motivated
  • Extensive experience

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