January 19, 2011

Do you have any of these buzzwords in your resume?

Linkedin came out with the list of the top 10 most often used buzzwords  - the words that people use in their profiles while using linkedin from USA.

Top 10 overused buzzwords in LinkedIn Profiles in the USA – 2010
   1. Extensive experience
   2. Innovative
   3. Motivated
   4. Results-oriented
   5. Dynamic
   6. Proven track record
   7. Team player
   8. Fast-paced
   9. Problem solver
  10. Entrepreneurial

Also, they did some analytics on these buzzwords and found out that the phrase "Extensive experience" is most often used in  profiles of people from Australia, Canada and USA whereas people from Brazil and India mostly use the term "Dynamic". 'Innovative' is most often used in the European region; goes onto show why the Dutch always master the art of design.

This analysis by the Linkedin team has led to many revamping their profiles to avoid the so called 'cliched' terms. Do you have any of these buzzwords in your resume? Do you like it? Will you change it after this study or will include it in your profile if you already do not have it?
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