Whether you’re trying to get a job or trying to move up in your current position, you want people to pay attention to you and respect your experience. Unfortunately, many people think the best road to getting noticed is through overused corporate jargon, but these buzzwords are more likely to make you look foolish and forgettable.

From day one, when you enter a workplace, you will be slammed with acronyms, jargon, and best of all buzzwords: Buzzword overload!

What kind of buzzwords am I talking about? Well, this Linkedin article has 16 such cliche terms that you really should cut from your resume, website, Linkedin profile and your general vocabulary. While you can read the full article to find out why each of these buzzwords is so useless, the terms themselves are:

  • Innovative
  • World-class
  • Authority
  • Results oriented
  • Global provider
  • Motivated
  • Creative
  • Dynamic
  • Guru
  • Curator
  • Passionate
  • Unique
  • Incredibly
  • Social entrepreneur
  • Strategist
  • Collaborative

Remember that these concepts aren’t necessarily bad, it’s just that if you are an innovative and motivated authority on something, your work experience will already say so.

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