Top 10 Overused Words to Remove from your LinkedIn Profile

Posted December 12, 2013

The No. 1 familiar tune found on the most LinkedIn profiles is “responsible.” “It was used more than twice as often as the number two buzzword, ‘strategic,’ according to LinkedIn. As you revamp your resume and online professional profiles for 2014, choose your words wisely!

It’s worth spending a little time to craft more intriguing descriptions to set yourself apart. Need some inspiration? CareerBliss' 20 Resume Power Words are a much better replacement than the tired, overused words above!

LinkedIn is the largest professional social network with more than 259 million members worldwide. Analysts scour through members’ profiles to find the most common words.

The list of overused words is a great tool to help job seekers boost originality. After all, when you see the same word a thousand times over, it kind of starts losing meaning, right?

Here’s the handy infographic the fine folks at LinkedIn created to help you create a more polished, unique profile. It includes the top 10 most overused words as well as a comparison from last year’s most common words:


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