‘Creative,’ ‘organizational’ and ‘effective’ most overused buzzwords: LinkedIn

'Motivated,' 'analytical' round out the top 5

The number one most overused buzzword in LinkedIn profiles globally and for professionals based in Canada is “creative.” The top 10 terms that are most prevalent in the profiles of Canadian professionals in 2012 are:

1. creative
2. e
3. organizational
4. motivated
5. analytical
6. interpersonal
7. problem-solving
8. extensive experience
9. innovative
10. communication skills

This is the third year that LinkedIn has issued its buzzwords ranking. “Creative” was also the top overused buzzword for professionals in Canada in 2011. In 2010, “extensive experience” came out on top.

Globally, the number one buzzwords for countries in which LinkedIn fielded the study are:

• creative: Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, United States

• experimental: Brazil

• multinational: Egypt, Indonesia

• responsible: France, Italy

• effective: India

• motivated: Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

• specialized: Spain

• analytical: Switzerland.

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