LinkedIn has published the most overused words by members in 2013, in its fourth annual survey. Topping the list is ‘responsible.’ Luckily I had deleted that overused word from my profile last year, when the word only ranked #8 in the U.S.
According to LinkedIn, ‘responsible’ was used more than twice as often as the number two buzzword, ‘strategic.’ Only four of the top buzzwords from 2012 made the list in 2013: ‘creative’, ‘responsible’, ‘effective’, ‘analytical’. Words from the previous year that that didn’t make the cut this year are: ‘experimental’, ‘motivated’, ‘multinational’, ‘specialized’.
Maybe people are just too tired from working 24/7 to be motivated much anymore and don’t have the time to be experimental.
As usual, LinkedIn didn’t provide any definitions, which could prove helpful in finding substitutes for your profile. So here are mine and please feel free to use them. Drum roll: Read More→