10 Over-used Phrases On Indian LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn has become one of the most widely used job hunting websites in India thanks to the social angle which the Website has. And LinkedIn has done no mistake in recognizing India as one of their high potential business bases. Recently we told you about a LinkedIn Closed Group feature which was made available to all Indian companies irrespective of their sizes.

LinkedIn’s data analysis group has released a set of most commonly used keywords by LinkedIn’s Indian users on their professional profiles on the website. Here is the list of the words:

  • Dynamic
  • Innovative
  • Extensive Experience
  • Team Player
  • Motivated
  • Proactive
  • Proven Track Record
  • Value Add
  • Skill Set
  • Out-of-the-box

Here are a few tips by Lindsey Pollak, who is a career and workplace expert, regarding how to make your LinkedIn profiles more effective and attractive for potential employers:

  • You should stay away from including phrases like “extensive experience” and “proven track record” on your LinkedIn profile. These phrases might turn-off a potential employer and might prove to be harmful for your profile.
  • It is recommended that if you are using any one of the 10 phrase that we have told you about, just remove them from your LinkedIn profile.
  • You should highlight more important points in your career profile like the number of years experience you may have or the amount of value addition you may have provided to your company’s services.

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