Chances are when writing a LinkedIn profile you’re carefully selecting words to help you stand out as the best candidate for future job opportunities.
But according to the site, word choice isn’t as straightforward as it seems.
LinkedIn has released a list of the top ten most overused “buzzwords,” with ‘specialised’ coming in at number one.
The top ten Aussie buzzwords for 2017 are:
Disappointed? Yeah, us too. It seems like we could all use a thesaurus at the very least.
LinkedIn spokesperson Shiva Kumar says Australian workers don’t realise they’re “diluting their professional brand” by including these overused words.
Mr Kumar says it is important to use examples of your work, rather than buzzwords, to make your profile more authentic.
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So saying “I’m focused” isn’t helpful unless you’re telling potential employers what you’ve been focused on lately and how that focus produced tangible results.
“LinkedIn data shows you only have five to ten seconds to impress a potential employer online, so it’s important to stand out from the rest of crowd,” Mr Kumar says.
In an effort to help you do just that, LinkedIn asked award-winning biographer Christopher Sandford, who makes a living out promoting others achievements, to share his tips.