Are you driven, have a proven track record and passionate about your work? So are many other people, after LinkedIn released figures for the most used terms on personal profiles in the UK.
With buzzwords such as motivated, creative and enthusiastic making up the top three most used words, it may be time to have a second look at your profile to make sure that you stand out and differentiate yourself.
The top ten terms for the UK are:
- Track record
- Extensive experience
- Wide range
A spokesman for Linkedin, Darain Faraz, said“It’s really important that people are authentic on their profiles but you can help yourself – and boost your professional brand – by painting a more colourful picture and steering clear of the most predictable buzzwords,”
Users of LinkedIn have been warned not to fall into the trap of replacing ‘buzzwords’ by swapping them with another overused word. They advise users to show by example how motivated and passionate they are instead
“With people taking more interest in their careers in January, it’s never been more challenging to stand out from the crowd. Show individuality by including charity work and interests, and treat LinkedIn as your professional portfolio by uploading examples of your work,” said Mr Faraz.