The 10 LinkedIn ‘Buzzwords’ To Avoid In 2014


As a social network, LinkedIn is kind of a harbor of last resort, with few using it for fun or socializing, and a main purpose of career networking.

When you need LinkedIn is not the best time to begin paying attention to LinkedIn, no matter how much candy you gotta crush in the now while work is going well. Before you know it, a new boss makes your life miserable and it’s to LinkedIn you head, mystified by this strange, pervasive, and yet woefully little understood social network for professionals.

One point to note about LinkedIn is the relevance of “buzzwords.” We all immediately despite both buzzwords and their mention, but on a site where words can be hyperlinks, words are important to make a more solid connection.

In this spirit, LinkedIn crunched their own data and revealed that a certain number of words are basically, at this point, worn out.

We’ve embedded their findings below, but the top ten are:

1. Responsible

2. Strategic
3. Creative

4. Effective

5. Patient

6. Expert

7. Organizational

8. Driven

9. Innovative

10. Analytical

View LinkedIn’s list of buzzwords that appear to much in context, below.



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