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10 words to take off your LinkedIn Profile

10 words to take off your LinkedIn ProfileAnd Maybe Your Resume?#10. dynamicDynamicQuiz which is dynamic?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its primary meaning is of or pertaining to force producing motion: often opposed to static. So by using this word, you have literally told your potential employer that you are adept at not being stationary. You are the type of person who does things and moves from place to place.

#9. communication skills#8. problem solvingcommunication skillsproblem solving

Both of these guarantee nothing more than the person not being paralyzed by the prospect of a conversation or an empty stapler.

#7 Innovative #6 motivatedinnovative motivatedtwo more generic adjectives suggesting attributes that an employer would probably like to take for granted.

#5. Track record#4. extensive experienceTrack record extensive experienceNote that it is not specified whether this track record is good or bad, though this person definitely has a track record of some kind. More important, a curriculum vitae is a track record in and of itself. Listing track record on arsum is the equivalent of putting reasons you should date me on your OkCupid profile. Or tacking things I need to buy onto your shopping list.

3. effectiveEffectiveWhos been more effective lately?Christian Ponder or Tim Tebow?a promise that when you are being dynamic, youre really making the most of itadequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace. effective [ih-fek-tiv] Show IPA Part of Speech: adjective Definition: productive, persuasive Synonyms: able, active, adequate, capable, cogent, compelling, competent, convincing, direct, effectual, efficacious, efficient, emphatic, energetic, forceful, forcible, having lead in pencil, impressive, live, moving, on the ball, operative, playing hardball, potent, powerful, powerhouse, practical, producing, resultant, serviceable, serving, sound, striking, sufficient, telling, trenchant, useful, valid, virtuous, wicked*, yielding

2. organizationalorganizationalwhich may be important if you are, say, applying to be an accountant. But in most cases, it is not the most striking skill to be championing its like saying one is punctual or has neat handwriting.

No. 1 most overused professional buzzword is creative

creativeThis attribute, like many of the others, is one that is better shown than told. As LinkedIns connection director put it in a release, Use language that illustrates your unique professional accomplishments and experiences. Give concrete examples of results youve achieved whenever possible and reference attributes that are specific to you.

And please, never use the word synergy without your tongue firmly pressed into your cheek.

How about using these words together?Creative problem solver?