Be One of a Kind

Standing out in a myriad of applicants or even as an employee is often hard to achieve. That’s why it’s important to make your LinkedIn profile and resume different from the rest. You want something that catches the eye, something that makes people remember you, something that projects your individual brand.

This recent LinkedIn press release lists some of the surprising words that are overused on the site. They aren’t what you would expect, so make sure you’re not one of many by reading through your profile after taking a look:

1.    Creative
2.    Organizational
3.    Effective
4.    Extensive experience
5.    Track record
6.    Motivated
7.    Innovative
8.    Problem solving
9.    Communication skills
10.    Dynamic

“Competition for opportunities can be fierce, so craft your LinkedIn Profile and resume to stand out from the professional pack,” said Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s Connection Director. “Use language that illustrates your unique professional accomplishments and experiences. Give concrete examples of results you’ve achieved whenever possible and reference attributes that are specific to you.”

If you’re a myGreenlight member, take some time to listen to this coaching call, with program director Sara Grace and special guest Michael Margolis, author and storytelling consultant to get the tips you need to reinvent your bio to compel new contacts to connect.

What are some of the most overused words in your office? Please share!

Ritu Walia is myGreenlight’s Member Coordinator.

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