Want a job? Don't tell them you're motivated

Sarah Coles
office workers
office workers

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Surely when you join the world's largest professional network, you want to sing your praises to potential new employers and contacts. It goes without saying you want to tell them you're motivated, creative, effective, responsible, and have a strong track record.

Actually, if you want to stand out, you don't want to say any of these things - because they have been named as the top five most overused cliches on LinkedIn. So how do you stand out?