PSA – please don’t put this stupid thing on your LI profile

This is a public service announcement.

This green thingy says one of the following to a potential employer,
“I am out of work.”
“I am desperate to find a job.” or
“I am not committed to my current employer.”

Most strong companies see this green thingy as a RED FLAG. “What is wrong with this person?” Ummm, let me read their profile and try to figure out their deficiency.

BONUS… and while we are on the topic of LinkedIn profiles, please please please… eliminate these words:

  • Results-oriented
  • Experienced
  • Team player
  • Motivated
  • Creative
  • Thought leader
  • Out-of-the-box thinker
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate
  • Change agent