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No, Really: Cut These Words From Your LinkedIn Profile

We’d be surprised if you weren’t “driven” or “passionate.” Ditto with “responsible” or “motivated.” However, while those words might be apt, they shouldn’t be on your LinkedIn profile—because they’re on everyone else’s, too.

The good folks over at LinkedIn did a mass analysis of our profiles and found the words that showed up again and again. Keep using ’em at your peril; after all, the key to getting hired is distinguishing yourself from everyone else.

Infographic courtesy of LinkedIn. Photo of word cloud courtesy of Shutterstock.