LinkedIn's Most Over-Used Buzzwords Include Motivated, Passionate And Creative

22/01/2016 1:16 PM AEDT | Updated 28/09/2016 9:56 PM AEST
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There's only one thing to do with LinkedIn's annual list of the world's most-used profile words: play buzzword bingo.

Open up your account, press CTRL + F and search to see how many of the following words you've used in your profile.

Give yourself a boring point every time you drop a buzzword or better yet, replace it.

LinkedIn's Most Popular Buzzwords Of 2015

Motivated

Creative

Enthusiastic

Track record

Passionate

Successful

Driven

Leadership

Strategic

Extensive experience

Linkedin Australia head of communications Shiva Kumar said they've got nothing against being motivated or passionate, but want people to stand out.

“We’re encouraging our members to steer away from cliches and show off achievements on their LinkedIn profile through photos, presentations and other work to demonstrate how they are ‘passionate’, ‘successful’ or ‘creative’ rather than use tired old buzzwords,” Kumar said in a statement.

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