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Words NOT to Use in Your LinkedIn Profile |

Words NOT to Use in Your LinkedIn Profile |

In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you to avoid these cliches in your LinkedIn profile.In this video, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you to avoid these cliches in your LinkedIn profile.


Hey, I want to talk with you about LinkedIn and that line underneath your name. That's really a profile headline that's designed to catch people's eye. I want to help you by helping you avoid misusing that space, by using some of the dumbest, most useless phrases that people mistakenly put there thinking they're there to impress, but really are so cliched that they're pointless. So let me talk with you about a couple of those phrases to avoid putting there because they really do nothing for your chance to succeed.
The first one is top 1% of profiles viewed. Who cares? Seriously, who cares? So you have a top 1% profile. It's completely irrelevant to the employer. Why do they care? If you're looking at SEO value, if you're in that kind of work, there are other places that you want to demonstrate your SEO capabilities, not LinkedIn. So, drop that kind of phrasing from your profile.
Second one that's also completely useless (And the third one is a corollary of it) and that second one is "experienced" as in "experienced this or that." No one puts the phrase inexperienced. Experience is not a search term that employers are looking for. Why did they think you're experienced? Answer because of how you describe yourself in the space below. The word "experienced" is so useless; it just defies logic as to why you would put that there.
The third one that I think is pointless, is "unemployed." Why do you want to brand yourself as unemployed? That space underneath your name is an opportunity. It's a headline that you can use to describe yourself in a strong, positive way about what you do and what you're capable of.
Why would you stick the phrase "unemployed" there that can cause people to have doubts about you in any way, shape or form. Better to stick something there that describes you and your work than what your current status is.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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