Your LinkedIn profile is often the first impression prospective employers will have of you, and it could be the difference between getting invited to interview for a job and being ignored forever.

To make sure you and your future employer get off on the right foot, it's important to avoid meaningless buzzwords like "strategic" that make it look as if you haven't put a lot of thought into your profile.

Below are 33 words and phrases you should never use. Some, like "innovative," are simply overused, while others, like "passionate," should be obvious to the people looking at your profile if you present yourself accurately. 

1. I  Who else's profile would it be?

2. Me  See above.

3. My See above.

4. She Only narcissists speak in the third person.

5. He  See above.

6. Salary Never list it unless an employer asks.

7. Go-getter  Jargon. (Nobody likes jargon.)

8. Synergy  Jargon.

9. People-pleaser  Jargon.

10. Self-starter  Jargon.

11. Strategic  Overused.

12. Creative  Overused.

13. Effective Overused.

14. Expert Only if you really are.

15. Driven Can make you sound focused on your own personal achievements at the expense of your employer.

16. Innovative Overused.

17. Analytical Overused.

18. References If they want them, they'll ask. Otherwise you're just wasting space.

19. w/ Spell it out to look professional.

20. Extensive Overused and unnatural.

21. Ninja Annoying/meaningless.

22. Diva Annoying/meaningless.

23. Dedicated Boring.

24. Detail-oriented Who isn't?

25. Passionate If you are, it will come through without your explicitly saying so.

26. Entrepreneurial Overused.

27. Skill set Overused.

28. Dynamic What does this even mean?

29. Intense Can make you sound unpleasant to work with.

30. People-person They'll know when you come in for an interview.

31. Problem-solver Avoid unless you have clear-cut examples.

32. Team player Overused.

33. Track record Your track record should be apparent in your profile.

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