PharmacyThisWeek: Avoid Using These LinkedIn Buzzwords, 106 New & 1089 Total Job Listings!!

December 23, 2013

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

LinkedIn released its annual list of the top 10 overused buzzwords earlier this month. According to the study, which focused on English-language profiles worldwide, “responsible” was by far the most used word of 2013.

Responsible was also on the list of overused words in the 2012 study, along with “effective,” “creative” and “analytical.” In fact, “responsible” was use twice as often as the second most used word, “strategic.”

LinkedIn’s career expert Nicole Williams says that using these oft used buzzwords is a surefire way to not stand out from the crowd. Instead of saying you are responsible, she recommends uploading video, images and other representations of your best work.

“Providing concrete examples to demonstrate how you are responsible or strategic is always better than just simply using the words,” she says.

The study also yielded industry and country specific lists. In addition to everyone wanting to be seen as “responsible,” “strategic,” and “creative,” “expert” also appeared in the top 10 lists over all, as well as the sales and marketing categories.

If you are guilty of using any of the words from the list, you might want to consider updating your profile. LinkedIn offered this advice for standing out from the crowd:

  1. Before you use that buzzword consider its opposite. Would you call yourself impatient or ineffective? Probably not. Let your profile demonstrate your effectiveness without ever having to use the word.
  2. Connect everything to results. Instead of using words like “innovative” or “strategic,” show people viewing your profile what you have done using numbers and portfolio examples.
  3. Make it active. If you have or had a job, it’s probably safe to assume you were responsible for something. Instead of simply saying what you were responsible for, tie that responsibility to measurable results.
  4. Build a documented reputation. In the past you’d just give out contact information for people you thought would give you a positive recommendation. Now, you can have those recommendations and testimonials of your awesomeness documented on your LinkedIn profile.

Check out this infographic for the full list of the 10 overused buzzwords and other data from the study.

Big week for job listings, we added 106 new ones and have 1089 total job listings, here are just a few…


Clinical Pharmacist, Sauk Prairie Mem Hosp & Clinics, Sauk City, WI (25 mi NW of Madison on the WI River, great location!!)

Clinical Pharmacist, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, AZ

Clinical Mgr, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

Clinical Pharmacist, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach, VA

Specialty Pharmacy Operations Director, Intermountain HealthCare System, Salt Lake City, UT

Pharmacist-Clinical (7 On / 7 Off) – Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT IHC

Hospital Pharmacy Operations Director, Intermountain HealthCare System, Salt Lake City, UT

Infusion Pharmacy Administrator, Seybold-Kelsey Clinic, Houston, TX (Hosp, Retail, & Onc)

DOP, Marshall Med Ctr South, Boaz, AL Cardinal Health

DOP, Community Memorial Hosp, Winona, MN Cardinal Health

Pharmacist (Day or Eve shift), Medina Hospital, Medina, OH Cleveland Clinic

DOP (25-bed Critical Access), Hendry Regional MC, Clewiston, FL CPS (Lake Okeechobee SW shore)


Pharmacy Technician II (Long-Term Care), Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach, VA

Pharmacy Technician, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach, VA

Inpatient Pharmacy Tech (Full, Part-time & PRN), Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers & NE OH Centers

Outpatient Pharmacy Tech (Full, Part-time & PRN), Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Family Health Centers & NE OH Centers

Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Phoenix, AZ

IV Tech I, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Cranberry Township, PA

IV Tech (Full-time), Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS), Kansas City, KS

IV Tech (Full-time), Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Carrollton, TX (Dallas suburb)

Pharmacy Tech I, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT IHC

Senior Pharmacy Technician (Buyer), Rolling Plains Hosp, Sweetwater, TX Cardinal Health

We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Centura Health
Cleveland Clinic
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Froedtert Health
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
PharmaCare Services
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Veterans Administration

I hope everyone has a great and safe holiday week and Happy New Year! I also hope 2014 is your best year yet!!

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160



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2 Comments → “PharmacyThisWeek: Avoid Using These LinkedIn Buzzwords, 106 New & 1089 Total Job Listings!!”

  1. Kaselekela Ponshano 5 years ago  

    Thanx. Happy new year 2014 to all pharmacy week members

    • PharmacyWeek 5 years ago  

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!!