Are These 10 Buzzwords Killing Your Resume?

Are you a creative, effective, and motivated job seeker with excellent organizational skills and a stellar track record? Great!

Here’s the problem — so is everyone else.

LinkedIn just announced 2011’s most overused professional buzzwords, as determined by the profiles of its 135 million users. The top 10 resume buzzwords in the United States include:

  1. How to Write a Tailored Resume for Your Job ApplicationCreative
  2. Effective
  3. Organizational
  4. Extensive Experience
  5. Track Record
  6. Motivated
  7. Innovative
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Communication Skills
  10. Dynamic

While these terms may sound great, they are too commonplace to distinguish you from the other 14 million job seekers out there.

So if you’re looking for a job, make it your New Year’s resolution to revise that resume and stand out from the crowd.

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Rachel Dotson is a former digital marketing manager and blog contributor at ZipRecruiter. She is based in Venice, California.

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