27 January 2015

LinkedIn shares top 10 buzzwords for Singapore profiles in 2014

LinkedIn has announced its annual list of the most underwhelming words and phrases in LinkedIn profiles for 2014 in Singapore.

Being "motivated", "passionate" and "creative" are now so overused that they have become meaningless, the company said.

The top 10 words to avoid in Singapore are: 

Source: LinkedIn infographic. View the global infographic here.

Other tips LinkedIn provided to get people discovered include:
  • Profiles with photographs get viewed 14 times more often.
  • Summaries of 40 words or more turn up more often in searches.
  • Focus on accomplishments.
  • Ask others to vouch for you.
For tips on how to refresh your LinkedIn profile for a 'brand you year', read the LinkedIn Blog post here.