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Wanting to find a new job in January, you are not alone?

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Eight out of 10 techies are planning to make a move next year. So step one is to revamp your LinkedIn profile while there’s not much else to do in the office. But what – apart from your profile photo – really makes people cringe when they look at your LinkedIn profile? Well according to LinkedIn’s own blog, it’s clichéd words and phrases.
Its analytics team have come up with a list of the most clichéd and overused phrases for the past year using over 85 million LinkedIn profiles. The top 10 overused buzzwords include "extensive experience", "innovative" and "motivated" as the top three.
And if you’re about to describe yourself as a "fast-paced entrepreneurial problem solver with a dynamic proven track record as a team player" then you’ve just used clichés eight, 10, nine, five, six and seven, in that order.
UK profiles are most likely to use the word "motivated" probably because we aren’t.
But the moral of the story: if you want to stand out from the pack, put a thesaurus on your Christmas list.

The above post was borred from a http://www.silicon.com article from last year – but it still seems very relevant!

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Author: Ben Logan

Software Developer & Solution Architect, currently in the Financial Services domain.

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