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Writing a Resume? LinkedIn Shows What Words to Avoid .WSJ http://blogs. which analyzed the profiles of millions of U. Tech Behind Hit Games Comes to iPhone 4. what do you think? What kinds of things do you like to see on a resume? And what information would you like LinkedIn or similar sites to offer? linkedin Video digits: Comcast Knits Together TV & Web 2:56 digits: Best Buy's TV Bust 9:34 digits: AT&T iPhone a Blessing and a Curse 2:18 The Wall Street Journal on Facebook Like 176..” “proven track record. Internet Now as Popular as TV. Also seen too frequently: “extensive experience. adding tools in an effort to become a site that professionals visit even when they aren’t job-hunting.wsj. The company this fall introduced a tool called Career Explorer that uses this data to help college students chart career paths. Readers.Digits . according to networking site LinkedIn. (LinkedIn says it has 85 million members world-wide. LinkedIn's Overused Resume Words 3.” “problem solver” and “entrepreneurial. The list is another effort by LinkedIn to emphasize the unique nature of its social network even as Facebook claims far more users.147 people like The Wall Street Journal Slogold Christina Auri Shiva Carol Jayme Melissa Ben Jill Sebastian Yasemin Shirish Most Popular Read Commented All Blogs Next » Start-Up Uses ‘Virtualization’ to Defend Against Cyber Attacks « Previous Tech Behind Hit Games Comes to iPhone 1.” said Lindsey Pollak. while Facebook has more than 500 million. Survey Shows Also on WSJ Blogs KOREA REAL TIME South Korea Amps Up Defense Drill JAPAN REAL TIME Photos: Search for Remains on Iwo Jima CHINA REAL TIME REPORT Add a Comment India Talks Business. something that has value even without such massive numbers. Ms. Pollak said people should scrap the words altogether from their resumes and profiles and instead focus on details of the job. Microsoft CEO Expected to Show Off Tablets DIGITS HOME PAGE Email Share: Printer Friendly 2. users to come up with a top-10 list. LinkedIn also has been trying to get its users to add more information about themselves and the companies and products they like. But it seems that a lot of other people have the same idea — which is precisely why those words aren’t so great after all..” “dynamic” and “motivated” look good on your resume. Those words are among the most overused on resumes. a LinkedIn spokeswoman and an author of career books.” “team player.” “results-oriented.S. The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords 5. Email Print Permalink + More Text By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries You might think words like “innovative.com/digits/2010/12/14/writing-a-resume-linkedin-shows.” These terms “can appear empty to a potential employer and may do more harm than good when you include them in your profile or resume. like how many people they supervised or how much they increased sales. Now in Mandarin EXCHANGE Yuan Trade: China Experiments Offshore HONG KONG Vote: Asian Games Bid Forward-Thinking or Foolish? 2 of 4 12/15/2010 9:56 AM .) LinkedIn is sitting on a trove of data about careers and job-seekers.” “fastpaced.

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