There are reams of information out there about how to write your CV and how to create a good first impression on the connection site LinkedIn. So we thought we’d offer some tips on what not to do.

The most overused word on LinkedIn in 2010 was ‘extensive experience,’ but it dropped to fourth place last year behind ‘creative,’ ‘organisational,’ and ‘effective.’

Top 10 over used buzz words on LinkedIn
1. Creative
2. Organisational
3. Effective
4. Extensive experience
5. Track record
6. Motivated
7. Innovative
8. Problem solving
9. Communication skills
10. Dynamic

So when you’re creating your profile, or writing your CV, make sure you concentrate on your skills, experience and what you can bring to the role, rather than over-using flashy words that you think employers want to hear.