10 Words You Should Immediately Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile

February 28, 2014

Career Advice

LinkedInWe absolutely loved this recent post by Inc. called “Quit Using These 10 Words to Describe Yourself on LinkedIn.” Why should you avoid these words? Because everyone else uses them! If you want to stand out in a sea of job seekers, these overused buzzwords are doing nothing but blending you into the crowd.

When words are overused, they lose their meaning. Think outside the box and find more powerful alternatives to these clichés — or better yet, draft up more descriptive and specific examples of each of these traits. If you can’t think of an example, the word probably shouldn’t have been mentioned in your profile anyway! Here are the top 5:

1. Responsible

2. Strategic

3. Creative

4. Effective

5. Patient

Read the rest of the list over at Inc.

Image via Mark Bult/Flickr

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