Profile & Resume Buzzkill - Words to avoid
Top 10 words to avoid using on your resume and on-line profile according to LinkedIn.
Resume Kill a not another presentation presentation Analyzed profiles of its 85 million determine the most clichd and overused phrases. users to Source: By Bob Brown |/ Network World US | Published 14:40, 15 December 10 LinkedIn Top 10 BUZZwords #10. Entrepreneurial #9. Problem Solver #8. Fast-paced #7. Team Player #6. Proven Track Record #5. Dynamic #4. Results-oriented Multi-tasker #3. Motivated #2. Innovative #1. Extensive Experience Why should I care about BUZZwords on my LinkedIn profile? Q Do you or your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment effort? Plan to begin Don't know this year 4% 9% No 14% Yes 73% Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey Q Which social media do you or your company use for recruiting? LinkedIn 78.3% Facebook 54.6% Twitter 44.8% Blog 18.7% YouTube 13.7% Myspace 5.4% None 14.4% Percentage of Survey Respondents Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey Q Q Have you successfully hired through a Through which network have you hired? social network? A A Yes LinkedIn 58.1% 89.4% Facebook 27.5% Twitter 14.2% Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey BUZZword BUZZword BUZZwords on their own do Waste nothing more than valuable real estate on a resume and your on-line profile. Create BUZZ by balancing buzzwords with Achievements Resume Success Formula A B=E Resume Success Formula A B=E xperience & Education Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E xperience & Education Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E UZZ xperience & Education Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E UZZ xperience & Education Achievements = Uniqueness Everyone has BUZZwords. Separate yourself from the crowd. Replace BUZZwords with KEYwords from the Employers job spec. Key Resume Tip GOLDEN RULE Friends dont let friends be a BUZZkill. Be a FRIEND to your resume Remember Friends dont let friends be a BUZZ Kill. llamallama, inc.