Please Tell Me This Wasn’t You

LinkedInLinkedIn recently announced the 10 most overused buzzwords in LinkedIn profiles.

Are you ready to have your socks knocked off by the greatest clichés for the brand called you?

Ladies and gentlemen. Drum-roll please.

The Top 10 Overused Buzzwords in LinkedIn Profiles in the USA – 2010

  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

Any surprises? Not from where I’m sitting. I bet you saw these buzzwords coming from a mile away too. But just in case, be sure to run your ad copy through the Carlin Ad-Speak Calculator for overuse of jargon and bland advertising terms.

And, with 2011 peaking around the corner, perhaps it’s time you and I dust off our LinkedIn profiles and rid them of any ho-hum buzzwords and clichés.

P.S. Did you see any buzzwords missing from the LinkedIn list? If so, please list them below and I’ll make sure they’re added to the Carlin Ad-Speak calculator. Have a terrific weekend!

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3 Responses to “Please Tell Me This Wasn’t You”

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  1. Mike says:

    Hey Tom how about “I’m a people person” would that one make the list?

  2. How funny! I can’t wait to think of some new words to use instead of these old rusty ones.

  3. Tom,
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