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Leading professional network LinkedIn, following an analysis of profile summaries of members across India noted 10 most overused buzzwords and these three words were among the top 10 overused words in 2015. The other top buzzwords from 2015 are: leadership, responsible, creative, motivated, innovative, strategic, and extensive experience. Also Read - LinkedIn creator mode and Story Cover: Here's how to use
“In real-life situations, we can’t imagine using words such as ‘strategic’, ‘driven’ or as having ‘extensive experience’ to describe ourselves, so why use them in our LinkedIn profiles?,” LinkedIn India & Hong Kong Head of Communications Deepa Sapatnekar said.
‘Organization’ is a new addition to the buzzwords list in India and has ranked the highest in occurrence across profiles of students, sales, and HR professionals. While, ‘passionate’ was buzzword of 2014, it has dropped by a notch in 2015. Meanwhile, words like ‘leadership,’ ‘motivated,’ and ‘creative’ ranked much lower in the top 10 list for India, while they emerged in the top three globally.
“We’re encouraging our members steer away from these overused cliches. For example, showcase how you were strategic instead of using the buzzword. Another way you can turn a spotlight on your profile is by adding pictures, presentations and anecdotes,” Sapatnekar added.