LinkedIn logoAh, the challenge online. How to appear that you fit in while also appearing to stand out from the crowd. We really work hard to think of just the right words to use to let others know how irresistibly awesome we are. According to the LinkedIn blog, it appears that many others believe they are as irresistible as we are and are using the exact same terms in their LinkedIn profiles.

Is it a problem that we’re using the same terms as others? No, not necessarily. The problem with these terms is that they are vague. They are like smoke and mirrors; intended to create a positive impression, yet they actually tell us nothing specific.

Take a look at the list of words. Are these words anywhere on your own LinkedIn profile? Which words would you suggest using instead?

1. Extensive experience

2. Innovative

3. Motivated

4. Results-oriented

5. Dynamic

6. Proven track record

7. Team player

8. Fast-paced

9. Problem solver

10. Entrepreneurial

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