LinkedIn reveals overused CV buzzwords

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Top Overused Phrases on LinkedIn Profiles in 2014LinkedIn, after conducting a study of UK ta...

Top Overused Phrases on LinkedIn Profiles in 2014

LinkedIn, after conducting a study of UK talent acquisition professionals, has unveiled the top ten 'overused' phrases on LinkedIn profiles in 2014. The list serves as a reminder that individuals should aim for more unique and compelling descriptions to stand out from the crowd. Here are the most commonly overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles in 2014:

  1. Motivated
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic
  4. Passionate
  5. Track record
  6. Driven
  7. Extensive experience
  8. Wide range
  9. Responsible
  10. Strategic

These phrases, while frequently used, may not effectively differentiate individuals in professional networking. Creating a distinct and memorable profile is crucial for standing out to potential employers and connections.

Source: Recruitment Grapevine, Jan 2015