LinkedIn’s list of “buzzwords” most overused by jobseekers has been released today, coinciding with the beginning of the January job hunt.
According to a study of the social media network’s 17 million UK members, 21st January is typically the busiest day for New Year career development, when there is a peak in professionals updating their LinkedIn profiles post-Christmas.
LinkedIn spokesperson Richard George commented:
“This January peak in career development activity is great news for organisations looking to increase headcount in 2015 – but it’s important that companies read between the lines and know which words to treat with a pinch of salt when they look to hire.”
To help organsations recruit the best talent, LinkedIn has compiled a list of the ten most overused “buzzwords” on LinkedIn profiles in 2014 – potentially meaningless words and phrases that companies should be most aware of:
- Track record
- Extensive experience
- Wide range
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