Top 10 most overused buzzwords on Linkedin Profiles

Last updated on Dec 4, 2012

Posted on Dec 4, 2012

Linkedin is the professional career portal and more for businesses.  Interestingly, people who have an account on it, have their profiles up and most of these profiles have buzzwords.  Well, these buzzwords match the ones that recruiters want to see, which isn’t much of a surprise.  Is it?  So, which are the top 10 – most overused – buzzwords of 2012?  It seems Analytical has suddenly got promoted into top 10 this year.  Not just important to be creative, motivated etc, but also have the analytical ability as more and more “routine” jobs are moved out to outsourcing destinations.

1. Creative

2. Organizational

3. Effective

4. Motivated

5. Extensive Experience

6. Track Record

7. Innovative

8. Responsible

9. Analytical

10. Problem Solving


These buzzwords are big in different countries and the break up is:

Analytical: Switzerland

Creative: Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore,     Sweden, U.S.

Effective: India

Experimental: Brazil

Motivated: Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Multinational: Egypt, Indonesia

Responsible: France, Italy

  • Specialized: Spain
(courtesy: Linkedin blog)

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