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Top 10 Overused Professional Buzzwords 2012

Posted by Simla Ceyhan on December 5th, 2012 at 9:15 am

As we approach 2013, it is time again for the LinkedIn team to refresh our popular buzzwords analysis from previous years. Do members still describe themselves as “creative” and “effective” professionals with “extensive experience” or did the most overused words in LinkedIn Profiles change from last year’s analysis?
When we ran the analysis in 2011, we had 135 million members around the globe. Now we have more than 187 million. Even though we added more than 50 million new members since we did the last ranking, the data tells us that the number one buzzword globally is “creative” once again.
Here are the top 10 buzzwords used in the United States in 2012:

As was the case last year, “creative”, “organizational”, “effective” are in the top three. This year though, more members this year described themselves as “responsible” and “analytical”, which made an appearance on our ranking for the first time. As a result, “dynamic” and “communication skills” got knocked off the list. “Motivated” is now ranked higher than “extensive experience” which was the top buzzword in 2010.
Taking a look at more than 187 million profiles members have worldwide [1], these are the top buzzwords for a selection of countries:

Analytical: Switzerland
Creative: Australia, Canada,... Read more