Posts by Manu Sharma

  • Manu Sharma

    Some of you may have read a recent post from our co-founder, Reid Hoffman, on his book “The Startup of You” (co-authored with Ben Casnocha). In the book, we’re introduced to a couple of interesting concepts on professional networking. One of these is the idea of “IWe” – how the strength of your network out to the third degree magnifies your individual capabilities. It’s not only “who you know”, but also “who the people in your network know”. That’s the power of…

  • Manu Sharma

    Wonder what really makes people cringe when they look at your LinkedIn Profile?  It’s those clichéd words and phrases. You know what they are — those ambiguous ones that really don’t tell you anything. As we head into 2011 our Analytics Team decided to take a crack at finding the most clichéd and overused phrases for the past year using over 85 million LinkedIn profiles.  Here are our 2010 top 10 buzzwords used in the USA. Top 10 overused buzzwords in LinkedIn Profiles…