Most overused LinkedIn profile words of 2011: creative, organizational, effective – PC Advisor
If you were really as “creative” as your resume claims, you’d use different terminology to showcase your skills, according to LinkedIn’s 2011 list of most overused words and phrases.
The online professional network, whose membership has ballooned from 85 million a year ago to 135 million, says the term “creative” is the one that pops up most often on LinkedIn profiles not just in the United States, but in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well.
The top 10 list in full reads:
- Extensive experience
- Track record
- Problem solving
- Communication skills
The Most Important Part of Your LinkedIn Profile? Job Title. | V3im
LinkedIn is one of our favorite social networking platforms. Not only is LinkedIn the biggest business social networking platform with some 135 million users in the U.S. alone, it’s a big part of our new business development efforts and a critical channel for many of our clients, too.
At V3, we do a lot of C-suite training on how to integrate LinkedIn into prospecting and new business development efforts, and we also train HR teams to use LinkedIn effectively for recruiting. One thing we routinely focus on is helping our clients develop a great LinkedIn profiles – and the importance of that cannot be overstated. LinkedIn is not a place for your online resume, increasingly in today’s web-based world, it’s being used to screen and vet job candidates, vendor partners and really to assess an individual’s “social savvy” factor. If you have a lousy LinkedIn profile, it’s probably not a stretch to hypothesize that you’re not very dialed into the world of the web and how crucial the Internet is to business today.
These LinkedIn Mistakes Will Kill Your Credibility
Inc.com’s Jeff Haden recently posted some suggestions for improving a LinkedIn profile. While he’s provided some fabulous advice, it will all be wasted effort if you make the following classic LinkedIn errors:
1. Post an Unprofessional Photo
2: Solicit Fawning Recommendations
3. Link to an Overly Personal Web Page
4. Provide a Trail to a Youthful Indiscretion
5. Any Misspellings Whatsoever
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