December 19, 2011 | Barb Carr

Career Development: Words to Avoid Using on your LinkedIn Profile

Remember résumé mistake #5 in our recent Career Development series:  using vague, over-used words and phrases?  A recent TIME article commented on words to avoid on our LinkedIn profiles too (the list of overused words was released by LinkedIn) — words that “sound awfully nice but say almost nothing specific about a person.”  What are people thinking when they use vague buzzwords on their professional profiles?  To me, it says, “Let’s meet, so you can ooh and aah over my ability to use lots of exciting words and hopefully you won’t notice my lack of skills or experience.”

Check out the article in it’s entirety on Time.com: 10 Buzzwords to Take Off Your LinkedIn Profile Now

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