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Building Your LinkedIn Profile? Avoid These 8 Buzzwords [infographic]


Ready for a side of irony with your professional social networking? The most popular self-descriptor this year on LinkedIn profiles, at least for Americans, was “creative.”

As Michael V. Copeland points out on, this is about as uncreative a choice as you can possibly make.

In fact, the terms you choose to describe yourself depend greatly on where you’re from. LinkedIn’s year-end buzzword analysis found, among other interesting factoids, that Swiss workers are inclined to describe themselves as “analytical,” while Indian employees feel that they’re “effective.”

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In the infographic below, you’ll find the full list of top terms workers used to describe themselves. If you really want to be creative and effective — or even experimental and specialized — you’ll want to avoid overusing any of them.

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