“Strategic,” “effective”, “creative” and “responsible’’ are key words on the Top 10 list of the most overused words in LinkedIn (source: hrreporter.com)
Your goal is to create a compelling, differentiated LinkedIn Profile that helps you stand out from the crowd. Danielle Restivo, Head of Global Programs at LinkedIn further recommends you drop these commonly used words: “organizational”, “expert”, “positive”, “innovative”, “dynamic” and “analytical”.
Instead, Restivo suggests that you:
- Talk about your key accomplishments.
- Quantify your results. Demonstrate your success by noting your outcomes in terms of $, # and %.
- Add your presentations, images of your projects, and videos into your profile.
Take a moment today and scan your LinkedIn Profile to determine if your profile is drawing people in, or leaving you lost in the crowd of over 200 million LinkedIn members.
Need more LinkedIn tips, or help developing a compelling LinkedIn Profile? Let’s connect to book a complimentary 20-minute telephone LinkedIn Profile Consultation. I’ll review your LinkedIn profile and provide a critique outlining areas needing strengthening and revision.
Also, check out more LinkedIn strategies and tips in our blog posts:
Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn: 3 Key Strategies
Raise Your Profile on LinkedIn: Part 2
Wishing you much career success!
Author: Joanne Loberg of JL Careers Inc. is a Certified Executive Coach and Internationally Certified Career Management Professional. She specializes in coaching professional and executive clients, and providing career advancement strategies. Copyright, JL Careers. All rights reserved.