10 words you should remove from your LinkedIn profile

In today’s digital age, social media is becoming an integral platform for millions of users. LinkedIn isn’t just one that you need to know, it’s one where your personal profile can make you stand out from the crowd and land your next big client or role.

Whether you’re job hunting, building your network or keeping up to date on current affairs, your LinkedIn profile is central to your personal brand. In a hyper-digitised age, the way you present yourself online is at the forefront of the employment world and can be an influential component in your career journey.

We can’t tell you what to put on your LinkedIn profile to get your foot in the door at your dream company or land your next client. What we can do is highlight what the world’s largest professional network advises to avoid this year.

LinkedIn has released its annual top 10 most overused words for 2016

  1. Motivated
  2. Creative
  3. Enthusiastic 
  4. Track record 
  5. Passionate 
  6. Successful 
  7. Driven 
  8. Leadership 
  9. Strategic 
  10. Extensive experience

Giving some real thought to your LinkedIn profile and trying to avoid these overused buzzwords! It will really help your personal brand emerge from the crowds and attract the potential employers or clients you want.

For more social media tips and tricks, check out this whitepaper on social media methods. That said, if you’re looking for general advice on your overall digital marketing strategy, check this out!


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