#nobuzzwords 1. Stand out from
the crowd Your summary is the ﬁrst thing people look at after your proﬁle picture. You may know you’re capable of demonstrating ‘leadership’ with a ‘great track record’ but too many buzzwords make it hard for your proﬁle to stand out. Use examples of your experience, focus on how you’ve demonstrated leadership with speciﬁc examples and highlight those great results with real numbers.
#nobuzzwords 2. A picture’s worth
a thousand words Instead of saying you’re ‘creative’, why not show people by including presentations, design work and projects you take pride in? Remember, you’ve only got ﬁve to ten seconds to impress.
#nobuzzwords 3. Share views and
news So you have ‘extensive experience and great communication skills’? Tell the world by updating your status or publishing a post on LinkedIn. By offering your opinions on industry matters, you’re positioning yourself as a thought leader and sharing your knowledge.
#nobuzzwords 4. Get to know
people like you If you want to show you are ‘motivated’ about succeeding in your industry, join a group. Share your thoughts on news or articles to show you care about the sector and widen your network. Members who are active in groups get 15x more proﬁle views than members who don’t take part.
#nobuzzwords 5. Recommend a friend
If you think someone’s ‘exceptional’, why not say it? Spend time writing meaningful recommendations and endorsing your connections. Not only does this show you really know them, it also means they are more likely to return the favour. A couple of glowing recommendations are worth a hundred buzzwords.