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December 16, 2011#

Describing Brand “You”

If you’re dynamic, have communication skills, a problem solver, motivated, have extensive experience, innovate, effective, have a track record, organizational and creative then chances are you’re not standing out on LinkedIn.

These are the year’s 10 most over used professional buzzwords, culled from profiles of 135 million members.

Of course, they sound pleasant enough, but don’t do anything to help you stand out and position yourself apart from a very large and ever increasing crowd of other global professionals.

If you’re as unique as you think you are, then do yourself a favor by getting away from overused buzzwords that are devoid of meaning and distinction and finding unique language to describe yourself.

As LinkedIn’s connection director put it, “Use language that illustrates your unique professional accomplishments and experiences.  Give concrete examples of results you’ve achieved wherever possible and reference attributes that are specific to you.”