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Top Ten Most Overused Words on LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn recently released their list of the top ten most overused professional buzzwords people are using in their profiles. Although the social networking site has added more than 50 million users since the 2011 list was released, 2012’s top word remains “creative.”

Are you a culprit? Check out the info graphic below that shows buzzwords by country, and consider this list for the United States:

  1. Creative
  2. Organizational
  3. Effective
  4. Motivated
  5. Extensive Experience
  6. Track Record
  7. Innovative
  8. Responsible
  9. Analytical
  10. Problem Solving

Buzzwords by country on LinkedIn profiles

With so many of us using LinkedIn as a job search source these days, especially the online-savvy folks such as yourselves – being online students and all – it’s really important to be making the best impression you can across the web. I know I have the majority of these words in my profile, so guess what I’ll be doing over the next few weeks…yep, a profile overhaul. Who wants to sound like every other applicant in a human resource manager’s inbox?

Check out this blog from Careeralism’s CEO, J.T. O’Donnell for some LinkedIn profile tips, and be sure to follow our group on LinkedIn for more posts like this!

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1 thought on “Top Ten Most Overused Words on LinkedIn Profiles”

  1. LinkedIn is where companies want to be when they are hiring.Hundreds of companies are using LinkedIn’s Corporate Solutions and many more hiring managers and recruiters are using LinkedIn to post jobs and source candidates for employment. That’s good news for job seekers, because you can use your LinkedIn connections to help find a job.

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