Here’s a handy flowchart to help you decide, but it’s generally a good idea to abstain as much as possible!
We’re less motivated than Americans, but at least we’re more passionate.
Or at least that’s how we bill ourselves. Each year, LinkedIn compiles a list of what word-fluff we’re using to pad our resumes. Here’s the latest roundup of the 10 most overused buzzwords to grace the professional networking site’s 10-million Canadian and 332-million global profiles.
LinkedIn’s most overused buzzwords of 2014
“Sure,” you might be thinking, “they’re popular words. But what’s so wrong with being an analytical problem solver with extensive experience and communications skills? I mean, what employer wouldn’t want to hire somebody who’s passionately motivated to drive strategic and organizational creativity?”
In other words, as Juliet lamented (I’m paraphrasing here): What’s in…
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Marketing yourself as a self-employed editor: one of the toughest challenges of operating a freelance business. This is a very thorough article discussing the ins and outs, with several good resource links.
A very thorough article on how and why to blog for your small business or freelance venture—like me!
We all do it, make an effort to brand ourselves. Sometimes effectively, other times not so. I know with my own correspondence, blog, and web presence, I’ve made a conscious attempt to convey an identity that communicates something about both my skills and my personality. Here’s an interesting article that addresses this topic well: