LinkedIn releases list of top overused profile buzzwords

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With the new year approaching, LinkedIn has released their list of 2012's top ten overused profile buzzwords. And they have created a helpful infographic to spread the news. Although the professional network added over 50 million new members this year, “creative” once again topped the list of words most frequently seen in profile descriptions. LinkedIn breaks down profile statistics for the United States and worldwide, and the word creative was the most popular for both demographics.

Residents of some countries did favor other words. India’s top profile buzzword was “effective”, while users in Egypt and Indonesia tended to describe themselves as “multinational.” And people in Brazil preferred the term “experimental.”

Aside from offering some interesting insight into the values that are prevalent in different cultures, LinkedIn’s profile buzzword infographic provides useful information for professionals who wish to set themselves apart from their peers. For two years in a row, the words “creative”, “organizational” and “effective” have come in at numbers one, two and three in terms of most used descriptive words. However, this year two new words, “responsible” and “analytical”, made it to the list for the first time at numbers eight and nine. ... CONTINUE READING

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