The “Undercover Recruiter” just reported the most over-used buzz words on LinkedIn for 2012. How effective and compelling is YOUR LinkedIn profile. The summary section is the place where you want to sell yourself, show your value — and your personality. There’s nothing really wrong with using these words, but you don’t want to depend on them to make your case.
You can tell them you’re creative, but wouldn’t it be better to show them with an example of your creativity and the subsequent impact?
What does “effective” really mean? We all may have a different concept of that word, so show me how you are effective.
And you can be “responsible” for many things, but do you follow through? Do you make a difference?
Describe to me about how you resolved a problem; what did you organize or analyze? And what was the result?
When I read a LinkedIn profile, I want to learn about the real person behind the profile. How does yours stand up?
Here’s the top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles in the United States in 2012: