5 Words You Need to Remove From Your LinkedIn Profile Immediately

Are you on the hunt for a new job, or always like to make sure your LinkedIn profile is looking professional and polished?

You can have all the ‘endorsements’ you want but it turns out that your choice of wording on your LinkedIn might be effecting your chances of a getting approached by a recruiter or your next business partner.

According to a study conducted by the career network, there are certain buzzwords you should be avoiding.

Linkedin profile

According to its career expert Blair Decembrele, it might be worth “swapping them out to help you stand out from the crowd and tell your own individual story.”

Read on for the buzzwords you should avoid and what you should swap them out with.

Avoid: Specialised.

Instead: Replace with “tailored” or “niche.”

Avoid: Experienced.

Instead: List past roles or years in the industry.

Avoid: Leadership.

Instead: Consider mentioning your mentoring skills.

Avoid: Skilled.

Instead: You shouldn’t need to include this word if your profile clearly outlines your skills.

Avoid: Passionate.

Instead: Swap out this word for enthusiastic or avid.