The Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]
5:30 pm, December 5th | by Laura Donovan
If you include this word in your cover letter, you have no future.
Kidding! Kind of. A new infographic by LinkedIn finds that people in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and Sweden overuse the word “creative” when describing themselves professionally. Naturally, there’s some irony here — if everyone is calling themselves “creative,” how can it possibly be true? Other overused words are “effective,” “motivated,” “multinational,” “responsible,” “analytical,” “experimental,” and “specialized.” Take a look at the data below and then go give your resume and cover letter a makeover. Even if you avoided these terms, it never hurts to clean up your professional materials.