Don’t Use These Words on LinkedIn: by Amy Geisert

March 23, 2015 |


Do me a favor. Think about what’s on your résumé and LinkedIn profile. Are you perhaps motivated, passionate and creative?

No, I’m not psychic. It is just my guess based on LinkedIn’s 2014 “Top 10 Global Buzzwords.” Take a look:danielscareers-linkedin-buzzwords

Experts say employers want you to show them how you are motivated, passionate and creative.

You can do this by uploading examples of your work, including where you volunteer, listing how these qualities have helped you achieve certain results, or having a reference vouch for you. By just mentioning generic adjectives, you run the risk of your resume sounding similar to everyone else.

Another way to separate yourself from other job seekers is to list your skills. LinkedIn experts say you are 13 times more likely to be viewed on LinkedIn when you list your skills. This gives employers a quick snapshot of YOU and how you can help them achieve their goals.

Daniels Career Services recommends that you highlight both soft and hard skills to show employers your range of talents. This is your opportunity to showcase what you bring to the table that is unique and different.

You don’t want to sound just like everyone else right? 


Amy Geisert is an MBA candidate and Graduate Assistant at Daniels Career Services.



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