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09.51 25 Jan 2017


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Are you a focused, creative, enthusiastic, leader? Well if you are - you're not the only one.

Buzzword-heavy users of LinkedIn have been called-out today - the company has released the ten most overused words on its profiles.

So if you want to stand out from the crowd you might want to ditch (or at least cut down on) these ten words:

1. Specialised

2. Leadership

3. Experienced

4. Passionate

5. Strategic

6. Excellent

7. Focused

8. Creative

9. Enthusiastic

10. Successful

LinkedIn’s brand marketer Darain Faraz has some advice: "Don’t sell yourself short this year. Whatever your career goal, whether it’s getting a new job, building a better network or taking a step up the career ladder, make sure you stand out for the right reasons.

"If you’re looking to grab someone’s attention, words which appear on hundreds of thousands of other profiles is not the way to do it. Historically, this is one of the busiest weeks in the year so far for members in the UK to spruce up their LinkedIn profiles, which means there’s some stiff competition to stand out," he continued.

A study from Glassdoor yesterday revealed that financial manager is the most attractive position for job seekers in the UK in 2017 - while data scientist landed the top spot in the US.


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