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Everyone on LinkedIn is a “passionate, experienced, motivated” leader

 LinkedIn just ran the latest numbers on the most overused “buzzwords” on the platform, and you will not be surprised in the slightest to learn what they are: Specialized Experienced Leadership Skilled Passionate Expert Motivated Creative Strategic Successful LinkedIn releases a new such roundup every year, and last year’s list was pretty similar: specialized, leadership, passionate, … Continue reading “Everyone on LinkedIn is a “passionate, experienced, motivated” leader”

Everyone on LinkedIn is a “passionate, experienced, motivated” leader
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 LinkedIn just ran the latest numbers on the most overused “buzzwords” on the platform, and you will not be surprised in the slightest to learn what they are:

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  1. Specialized
  2. Experienced
  3. Leadership
  4. Skilled
  5. Passionate
  6. Expert
  7. Motivated
  8. Creative
  9. Strategic
  10. Successful

LinkedIn releases a new such roundup every year, and last year’s list was pretty similar: specialized, leadership, passionate, strategic, experienced, focused, expert, certified, creative, and excellent.

While it’s awesome that we’re all so “experienced,” “passionate,” and “creative,” these labels won’t help any of us stand out. Slinging around the same generic language as everybody else is among the worst strategies for getting ahead.

Want a better approach? Here’s how to stop trying so hard on LinkedIn.

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Rich Bellis was previously the Associate Editor of Fast Company's Leadership section.

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