Profile & Resume Buzzkill - Words to avoid

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Top 10 words to avoid using on your resume and on-line profile according to LinkedIn.

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Profile & Resume Buzzkill - Words to avoid

  1. 1. Resume Kill a ‘not another presentation’ presentation
  2. 2. Analyzed profiles of it’s 85 million determine the most clichéd and overused phrases. users to Source: By Bob Brown |/ Network World US | Published 14:40, 15 December 10
  3. 3. LinkedIn Top 10 BUZZwords
  4. 4. #10. Entrepreneurial
  5. 5. #9. Problem Solver
  6. 6. #8. Fast-paced
  7. 7. #7. Team Player
  8. 8. #6. Proven Track Record
  9. 9. #5. Dynamic
  10. 10. #4. Results-oriented
  11. 11. Multi-tasker #3. Motivated
  12. 12. #2. Innovative
  13. 13. #1. Extensive Experience
  14. 14. Why should I care about BUZZwords on my LinkedIn profile?
  15. 15. Q Do you or your company use social networks or social media to support your recruitment effort? Plan to begin Don't know this year 4% 9% No 14% Yes 73% Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey
  16. 16. Q Which social media do you or your company use for recruiting? LinkedIn 78.3% Facebook 54.6% Twitter 44.8% Blog 18.7% YouTube 13.7% Myspace 5.4% None 14.4% Percentage of Survey Respondents Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey
  17. 17. Q Q Have you successfully hired through a Through which network have you hired? social network? A A Yes LinkedIn 58.1% 89.4% Facebook 27.5% Twitter 14.2% Source: Jobvite 2010 Social Recruiting Survey
  18. 18. BUZZword
  19. 19. BUZZword
  20. 20. BUZZwords on their own do Waste nothing more than valuable real estate on a resume and your on-line profile.
  21. 21. Create BUZZ by balancing buzzwords with Achievements
  22. 22. Resume Success Formula A B=E
  23. 23. Resume Success Formula A B=E xperience & Education
  24. 24. Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E xperience & Education
  25. 25. Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E UZZ xperience & Education
  26. 26. Resume Success Formula A chievements B=E UZZ xperience & Education
  27. 27. Achievements = Uniqueness Everyone has BUZZwords. Separate yourself from the crowd.
  28. 28. Replace BUZZwords with KEYwords from the Employer’s job spec. Key Resume Tip
  29. 29. GOLDEN RULE Friends don’t let friends be a BUZZkill.
  30. 30. Be a FRIEND to your resume Remember – Friends don’t let friends be a BUZZ Kill.
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