What are the Top 10 Words NOT to Use on Your LinkedIn Profile?

Each year, LinkedIn release their top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles. In 2012, the most used word was creative as it was in 2011.

In 2013, there’s a new winner – responsible.

Here are the rest of the results from 2013 – courtesy of LinkedIn themselves:

Top 10 overused buzzwords on LinkedIn profiles 2013:

  1. Responsible
  2. Strategic
  3. Creative
  4. Effective
  5. Patient
  6. Expert
  7. Organizational
  8. Driven
  9. Innovative
  10. Analytical


Top overused buzzwords worldwide:

Responsible and strategic were found in the top 3 in every country surveyed.


You can view the full infographic from LinkedIn below: