Do you describe yourself as creative, organizational and effective? Admirable qualities to be sure. But don’t use those words on your LinkedIn profile! The social networking site says those three terms are 2012’s most overused buzzwords in the United States. Here’s the full list:
- Extensive Experience
- Track Record
- Problem Solving
It’s interesting to note that Motivated now tops Extensive Experience, which was the number one buzzword back in 2010.
This is a good time of year to take a look at your LinkedIn profile. If you’re using any of these buzzwords, grab your nearest thesaurus, and come up with some different phrases so you’ll be well positioned to attract new business in 2013.
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About the Author
Known as The Insightful Copywriter, Gloria Grace Rand is also an inspirational speaker, author and host of the Live. Love. Engage. podcast. Prior to launching her SEO Copywriting business in 2009, Gloria spent nearly two decades in television, most notably as writer and producer for the award-winning PBS financial news program, “Nightly Business Report.”
Gloria turned to writing as a way to communicate, since growing up with an alcoholic father and abusive mother taught her that it was safer to be seen and not heard. But not speaking her truth caused Gloria problems such as overeating, control issues, and an inability to fully trust people. After investing in coaching & personal development programs, and studying spiritual books like “A Course in Miracles,” Gloria healed her emotional wounds. Today, she helps entrepreneurs develop clarity, confidence and connection to the truth of who you are, so you can create a business that has more impact, influence and income!