There’s a lot of articles and infographics from LinkedIn on buzzwords that users should avoid using on their profiles – but which words should recruiters steer clear of?

This infographic by LinkedIn gives a quick run-down of the most overused buzzwords by recruiters in 2013 – to ensure they stick out from the crowd.


  • Responsible is used 1.5 times more than strategic.
  • Flexible is in the top 10 only in the UK.
  • Patient is in the top 10 only in Saudi Arabia and United States.

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About Laurence Hebberd

Senior Account Manager at Link Humans, a recruitment marketing agency.

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