The 10 worst LinkedIn buzzwords killing your career

Lynsey Barber
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Are you motivated? Creative? Enthusiastic? You'll never get hired then.

These, and several others, are among the most over-used buzzwords killing your career prospects on LinkedIn.

Generic, beige management-ease - strategic, track record, you know the ones - is putting off potential employers, according to the site.

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“We wouldn’t describe ourselves as 'strategic', 'driven' or as having 'extensive experience' in real life situations, so why do it on a LinkedIn profile?" said Darain Faraz.

Instead, LinkedIn advises to using pictures and presentations and other ways of demonstrating that you actually are creative rather than just saying it.

And here are those buzzwords to avoid.

  • Motivated
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Track record
  • Passionate
  • Successful
  • Driven
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Extensive experience

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