10 Useless Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use on a Resume in 2017

1. ‘Specialized’

An employee grabs folders from his office as he specializes in his craft

An employee grabs folders from his office as he specializes in his craft | iStock.com/Pixfly

This is LinkedIn’s top overused buzzword for 2017. “Top of the list, and new to the top 10 this year, is the term ‘specialized,’ knocking ‘leadership’ out of the top slot from 2016,” LinkedIn’s brief said. If the word “specialized” litters your resume or profile, think about the context in which you’re using it, and see how you can improve upon it.

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