LinkedIn reveals most overused buzzwords of 2014

‘Passionate,’ ‘motivated’ among worst offenders

When you’re flipping through candidates’ LinkedIn profiles, you may start to notice some striking similarities.

Certain buzzwords and phrases feature so prominently on so many profiles that LinkedIn Wednesday released a list of the top offenders.

The top 10 most overused buzzwords for 2014 in Canada include:

1. passionate

2. motivated

3. creative

4. driven

5. extensive experience

6. organizational

7. strategic

8. problem solving

9. analytical

10. communications skills

For a stronger profile, LinkedIn suggests providing examples to illustrate your work and skills, writing a strong headline, using a professional profile picture, listing skills and volunteer experience and getting recommendations from others.

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