10 recruitment buzzwords that you should avoid, according to LinkedIn

Humans have limitless qualities – so why, when penning a CV or pitching an employer, do the same words constantly appear regardless of the individual?

Today, LinkedIn revealed the most overused buzzwords on their network – and some of them probably ring a bell.

“Specialised” is first on the list, featuring on half a million UK profiles. Surprisingly, “motivated”, the stalwart of many an uninspiring CV, did not feature in the top ten.

LinkedIn UK’s Head of Talent Solutions Jon Addison comments, “Recruiters are the front line when it comes to a company’s ability to attract the best talent. More than half of candidates wouldn’t consider working for a company whose values they didn’t know or agree with, so a recruiter’s profile should clearly communicate the unique aspects of their organisation’s culture and purpose. That’s why we’re encouraging recruiters to check their LinkedIn profiles for these buzzwords and make sure they stand out from the crowd in 2017.”

HR Grapevine