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The 10 Words You Should Avoid Using On Your Linkedin Profile

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Looking to stand out from the crowd, and let a prospective employer know how passionate and experienced you are? Stop right there. New data released by LinkedIn – the world’s largest online professional network has revealed the top 10 most overused words for the UAE.

Compiled from analysis of millions of UAE profiles, the data reveals the ten most commonly used words from the past twelve months. As thousands of people rush to update their LinkedIn profiles in during what is historically a busy time of year, LinkedIn wants to encourage professionals to get noticed for the right reasons.

Aiming to help professionals to better market and present themselves online, the UAE buzzwords list is a ‘what’s what’ of what not to write. These words are so generic and overused they don’t convey anything about individual’s professional achievements and accomplishments. The UAE buzzwords list follows the release of the first ever UAE Power Profiles list – a list of the most viewed LinkedIn profiles in the UAE for 2016.

With professionals from companies like Etisalat Group, Du, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Etihad Airlines and Paris Gallery, these individuals have perfected the art of crafting their profiles. Posting regular content, making your headline stand out, ensuring you have a professional photo uploaded and keeping work history relevant and succinct are all useful tips to improve your profile. 

To compile the UAE buzzwords list, LinkedIn sifted through the “Summary” sections in profiles, to rank how often each buzzword appears. This year’s list reveals “leadership”, “specialized” and “expert” as the top three overused buzzwords among UAE professionals while “excellent” and “strategic” complete the top five. 

The top ten buzzwords for UAE for 2017 are:

  1. Leadership
  2. Specialized
  3. Expert
  4. Excellent
  5. Strategic
  6. Experienced
  7. Responsible
  8. Passionate
  9. Certified
  10. Dynamic

“We are all good at what we do, whether it is persuading people to buy products and services or communicating on behalf of our clients. But in an incredibly competitive industry, it’s vital that those looking to get ahead sell themselves effectively too. Using buzzwords to describe their professional accomplishments goes against the grain of their day job, putting professionals at risk of blending into the background instead. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to get 2017 off to a great start by making sure their LinkedIn profile sets them apart from the crowd. Instead of relying on empty terminology, use concrete terms to describe your skills…instead of saying you excel at leadership, say you successfully manage a team of 20, for example,” said Nada Enan, Senior Manager, Marketing & PR, LinkedIn MENA. 

LinkedIn has partnered with author Christopher Sandford, a bestselling biographer who is well accustomed to articulating others’ achievements. Sandford commented, “The language we use says a lot about us so it’s important to choose your words carefully, especially in a professional context. Too often we hide behind buzzwords which don’t mean anything, whether out of a desire to keep things simple, or because we don’t feel confident talking about our work accomplishments. With some relatively simple changes you can start to use language which truly conveys what makes you great.” 

Christopher Sandford has provided his advice for those looking to improve their LinkedIn profile this year:

Mind your language
Your profile summary is one of the first things people look at, so it’s important to get it right. You want the reader to want to know more about you, so start with something punchy. You can do this through specific phrases, storytelling or even clever use of punctuation. Don’t be afraid to lead with a short sentence, such as ‘Music is my first love.’ Above all, you should always keep your reader, or customer, firmly in mind.

Be direct
It’s often tempting to speak in the third person when it comes to our working lives – don’t! It’s impersonal and won’t draw the reader in. Take a professional tone and be assertive and direct when you’re talking about your achievements, don’t hide behind buzzwords or jargon. At the same time, don’t shy away from adding some personality to your language – this is a great way to show your character.

Make the most of your experience
List out all your relevant previous roles and describe what you did in everyday language. This will help people understand the breadth of your ‘work story’ – a complete profile reflects a well-rounded person.

Show, don’t just tell
While language is important, so is showing real examples of your work. Instead of using buzzwords like ‘strategic’, prove it by uploading presentations or projects that bring this to life. These are individual to you and help paint the picture of your special skills and unique background – whether that’s an image from a launch of a big campaign or the blog you write in your spare time.

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Editor’s Pick: Here is Why the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is an Everlasting Masterpiece and Our Favourite

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If you are in the market looking to buy a new smartwatch this year, then there are some key features to keep in mind. The design and material used are important factors as they epitomise style and decide wearing comfort. Battery life and charging speeds are crucial because what use is a smartwatch without power? Moreover, the health and fitness tracking features are imperative and important as they give you timely updates about your health and physical condition.

Huawei recently unveiled the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro which comes in two variants: Titanium Edition and Ceramic Edition delivering a lavish, upgraded, and more convenient user experience. On top of its attractive and fashionable looks, the smartwatch also comes with an up to 14-day battery life with wireless fast charging, professional health management, and new workout modes, in addition to other convenient life assistant features.

One of its biggest perks is that it is compatible with Huawei devices as well as other devices running on Android and iOS systems, and that is definitely an advantage if you are using devices from other brands. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is the elegance on your wrist, an everlasting masterpiece, in many ways! It will be up for pre-orders in the UAE on May 13th starting at a price of AED 1499 with FREE gifts worth AED 475. Here is why it is our favourite watch for this season!

Premium ID Design
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro comes in 46mm and 43mm sizes. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition is equipped with a titanium metal case, sapphire glass lens, and ceramic back case. Its premium ID design is clean and elegant appearance is prevalent across a variety of styles each embodying a blend of technology and art, while the Ceramic Edition is soft and elegant. Every detail has been processed with ingenious craftsmanship and fine polishing techniques, making it full of quality and lightweight, yet dazzling.

Thus, it brings a soft natural gloss with excellent quality, highlighting its feminine and elegant features. Its high-end design is complemented by a Moon Phase function that brings to users unique watch faces from which they can observe the different phases of the moon as it changes. While this complication is often found in high-end traditional watches, it definitely adds to the elegance of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro and gives it a special luxury touch.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition is equipped with a 1.43-inch AMOLED high-definition colour display, while the Ceramic version comes with a 1.32-inch AMOLED HD coloured display. Both displays adopt 466 x 466 high-definition resolution, for a more delicate display quality performance.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition features a new and exclusively designed flower dial with dynamic effects; the five different dial effects show various shapes of flowers as time goes by. The dynamic flower dial that changes with time embodies design ingenuity with artistry. The vivid blossoming of flowers not only symbolises the passage of time in a fascinating way but also adds a fun twist in its presentation.

Durable Battery Life + Wireless Fast Charging
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro inherits the ultra-long battery life of the HUAWEI WATCH GT Series. The enhanced battery architecture provides the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition with 14 days of battery life and 7 days of battery life in intense usage scenarios while the HUAWE WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition comes with 7 days of battery life in typical scenarios and 4 days battery life in heavy usage scenarios. The smartwatch supports fast and convenient wireless fast charging. It only takes 10 minutes to charge for full-day use (in typical scenarios).

Professional Health Management
In terms of health, HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro series supports Electrocardiogram (ECG) data collection, which can accurately provide single-lead ECG measurements, real-time analysis, sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation detection, and premature atrial and ventricular beat reminders for users and supports arterial stiffness detection, allowing users to actively prevent the risk of vascular diseases. It also offers all-around health management in heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen, sleep, respiratory health, and pressure, which helps keep tracking the changes in your body. With the HUAWEI Health app on the phone, you can synchronise real-time exercise and health monitoring data to pay close attention to the health of you and your family.

HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ not only further improves the accuracy of heart rate monitoring, but also improves the accuracy of SpO2 monitoring: It increases the data processing capacity by four times, reducing the signal loss rate, and improves the accuracy of heart rate monitoring.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Series offers an upgraded workout monitoring feature, providing over 100 workout modes, aside from the new free-diving mode, it also includes other professional workout modes like a golf driving range mode, running, walking, mountain climbing, hiking, cross-country running, cycling, open water swimming, triathlon, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, free training, elliptical machine, and rowing machine.

The new HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Series is equipped with a professional Free Diving Mode: The watch achieves the EN 13319 standard, a ground-breaking diving-level waterproof performance, which can support free diving at up to 30 meters deep, accompanying its users to explore underwater wonders.

Stay Connected Right From Your Wrist
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro supports Bluetooth calls. In addition, you can receive read, and reply to SMS messages right from your wrist thanks to the convenient message notifications. With Petal Maps onboard, users can also navigate their way around right from their wrist. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro also supports watch faces to bring consumers a more personalized experience. There are also over ten thousand of watch faces themes for download.

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The Ultimate ROG EID Gift Guide 2022

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Gamers are a rare breed. They choose the very best gear for their gaming setups and hence it’s usually difficult if you want to gift them tech gear. But, worry not, because we are here to tell you what to buy, with help from ROG! In this gift guide, we have covered the best gifts for gamers and some drool-worthy items that’ll have you happily emptying your wallet to have the best gaming gear over the competition.

HEADSETS: ROG Delta S Animate

The groundbreaking ROG Delta S Animate features amazing programmable AniMe Matrix displays on the ear cups, a hi-fi grade ESS 9281 Quad DAC with MQA for impeccable audio, and an ASUS AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone for clear communication. At only 310 grams, it also ensures comfort with fast-cooling ROG Hybrid ear cushions, and USB-C and USB-A connectors bring multi-platform compatibility.

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HEADSETS: ROG Delta S

The ROG Delta S is a lightweight USB-C gaming headset with AI noise-canceling mic, MQA rendering technology, Hi-Res ESS 9281 QUAD DAC, and RGB lighting. It is also compatible with PC, Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 5. It also features industry-leading high-resolution ESS 9281 with QUAD DAC technology, plus MQA technology support to deliver impeccably detailed, true-to-life audio. The headset also comes with the ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone that offers crystal-clear in-game voice communication.

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HEADSETS: ROG Strix Go 2.4

This one is a USB-C 2.4 GHz wireless gaming headset with an AI noise-cancelling microphone and low-latency performance for compatibility with PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, smart devices, and PS4. It offers a low-latency 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a USB-C adapter that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, smart devices, PC, Mac, and PS4, plus a 3.5 mm connector for Xbox One and other 3.5 mm devices. It offers an extremely lightweight design, with included carry bag for on-the-go use and protection. It also provides fast charging provides three hours of use with just a 15-minute charge, plus up to 25-hour total battery life for nonstop gaming.

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MICE: ROG Chakram

The ROG Chakram is an RGB wireless gaming mouse with Qi charging, programmable joystick, tri-mode connectivity (wired/2.4GHz/Bluetooth), advanced 16000 dpi sensor, screw-less magnetic design, and Aura Sync lighting. It offers tri-mode connectivity that includes dual-wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth(BLE), and wired USB. It also comes with 16000 dpi, 400 IPS optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate support in 2.4GHz and wired mode.

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MICE: ROG Gladius III

The ROG Gladius III is a classic asymmetrical gaming mouse with specially tuned 26,000 dpi with 1% deviation, instant button actuation, exclusive Push-Fit Switch Socket II, laser-engraved ROG aesthetic, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord, and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It offers 19,000 dpi with a class-leading 1% deviation (specially tuned to 26,000 dpi), 400 ips optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate. It comes with a unique pivoted button design and tuned software for instant button actuation without unwanted clicks.

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MICE: ROG Keris Wireless

The ROG Keris Wireless is a lightweight FPS wireless gaming mouse with tri-mode connectivity (wired / 2.4 GHz / Bluetooth), specially tuned ROG 16,000 dpi sensor, exclusive push-fit switch sockets, PBT polymer L/R keys, swappable side buttons, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It has been optimised for FPS games, and comes with an ergonomic design that is based on inputs from esports pros.

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KEYBOARDS: ROG Claymore II

ROG Claymore II is a modular TKL 80%/100% gaming mechanical keyboard with ROG RX Optical Mechanical Switches, detachable Numpad and wrist rest, wired & wireless 2.4G modes, extra customizable clicky hotkeys, volume control wheel, and wireless Aura Sync. It offers Ultrafast 1 ms response in both wired or 2.4 GHz wireless modes. It comes with a 4000 mAh battery that provides up to 43 hours of use (full-size with lighting on), and the keyboard includes a built-in LED battery-level indicator.

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KEYBOARDS: ROG RX Strix Scope

The ROG Strix Scope RX optical RGB gaming keyboard is made for FPS gamers. It comes with ROG RX optical-mechanical switches, all-around Aura Sync RGB illumination, IP57 waterproof and dust resistance, USB 2.0 passthrough, and an alloy top plate. It also comes with per-key RGB LEDs with central lighting for all-around illumination, a backlit ROG logo, and customizable light effects.

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KEYBOARDS: ROG Falchion

The ROG Falchion is a 65% wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with 68 keys, wireless Aura Sync lighting, interactive touch panel, keyboard cover case, Cherry MX switches, and up to 450-hour battery life. It comes with German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches for precision input. It also offers dual-mode connectivity via wired USB and 1 ms at 2.4 GHz RF, and up to 450 hours of battery life offer stable, long-lasting performance (with RGB lighting off).

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

ROG is giving a chance for you to win a complete gaming gear set that includes the ROG Delta S Animate, ROG Strix Scope, and the ROG Gladius III. Go to the ROG Instagram page @rog_me to know more!

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HONOR X7 Battery, Display and Quality Sets Benchmarks Over Competitors

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Mobile phones serve as our wallets, alarm clocks, social hubs, our news portals, and much more, and in many ways, our lives are becoming centered around our devices. With today’s always-on generation using their smartphones to stay connected, chat with friends, play games, watch movies, work and study, an excellent battery performance, a big display that enhances the everyday experience, and longevity, are fundamental features many users demand when looking for a reliable and dependable long-term smartphone companion.

Perfect for users that demand more power for work, study, and entertainment HONOR recently launched the new HONOR X7 targeted toward professionals and students who use their smartphones as a vital tool to access entertainment at their fingertips and simultaneously stay connected with their friends and family. The new HONOR X7 boasts a long-lasting battery for all-day productivity while offering an immersive entertainment experience and superior quality all at an affordable price point. The device comes at an attractive price of AED 649 (4GB+128GB) and AED 729 (6GB+128GB).

High-capacity Battery for Long-lasting Connectivity
Responding to the needs of the always-on generation, the HONOR X7 is equipped with an extraordinary 5000mAh battery, delivering an ultra-long battery life that allows users to enjoy up to 20 hours of online video playback or 49 hours of a phone call on a single charge. The larger battery capacity delivers a more convenient user experience, ensuring users can power through their day without having to worry about their smartphone losing steam.

Featuring 22.5W HONOR Wired SuperCharge, the HONOR X7 can support three hours of online video playback after being recharged for just 10 minutes, allowing users to rapidly power up their device up to 40% in just 20 minutes, allowing them to continuously text friends, shop online, play games, or video streaming on the go.

Immersive Viewing Experience with a Comfortable Grip
For the smartphone that is priced at just 649 AED (729 AED for the 6GB+128GB storage variant), the HONOR X7 offers stunning design and build quality that feels more mid-range than budget. Bringing users, a more comfortable grip, the HONOR X7 is the only smartphone in this range that has been designed with a 47° curved body, coming in at 8.62mm thick and weighing just 198g, perfectly fitting into the palm of a hand for a relaxed feel and an easy-to-use experience.

The compact design which provides the best fit and finish complements the 6.74-inch HONOR FullView Display, a clear highlight, and the most important differentiating factor from the competition which further delivers an immersive entertainment experience, offering a true-to-life viewing experience, ideal for watching movies, browsing photos or gaming. The large FHD+ display produces natural-looking colours with any noticeable gradients, along with adequate brightness levels.

Additionally, delivering an enhanced user experience, the HONOR X7 features a screen refresh rate of up to 90Hz, enabling a noticeably smoother scrolling experience and improved visual animations, allowing users to enjoy a more realistic on-screen experience.

Extraordinary Build and Reliable Quality
Keeping in mind HONOR’s superior quality principles in mind, HONOR X7 is designed to improve and bring users a beyond exceptional experience. The HONOR X7 has been rigorously tested across various scenarios, ensuring users can relish in a reliable and trustworthy smartphone and long-term companion to support their daily needs, even after extended use for up to 36months. HONOR X7 delivers superior touch screen responsiveness, performing to full capacity after 800,000 screen touches, ensuring users will never have to worry about a slower performance when gaming with friends. The fingerprint sensor performs efficiently and guarantees that users can wake the phone up from standby mode up to 100,000 times.

Thanks to HONOR’s innovative and high-quality materials, X7 can perform efficiently in a wide range of temperatures (40°C – 70°C) and allows users to chat with friends, game, watch and make Tik-Tok videos without hassle. Designed to ensure superior strength and longevity, HONOR X7 can withstand static pressure from objectives weighing up to 70KG, soft pressing of a heavy objects up to 2,000 times, and drops from users’ pockets onto hard surfaces from a height of 1m without breaking, ensuring those who are prone to accidents worry less about damaging the device.

Starting from today, consumers can buy the latest smartphone HONOR X7 via HONOR Online Store, Sharaf DG, Jumbo, Emax, Ecity, Carrefour, Axiom, and Noon at a price of AED 649 (4GB+128GB) and AED 729 (6GB+128GB)  and get an exclusive gift of Bluetooth speakers.

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