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'Creative' top word in LinkedIn

Dubai, December 5, 2012

 

"Creative" is the most overused buzzword in LinkedIn profiles globally and “motivated” is the word most overused in the UAE, the professional network said.
 
The network which claims to have more than 187 million members, including more than 1 million in the UAE, today released the most overused words and phrases in members’ LinkedIn Profiles for 2012.
 
The 10 terms that are most prevalent in the profiles of UAE based professionals are:  
1. Motivated; 2. Effective; 3. Track record; 4. Interpersonal; 5. Creative; 6. Organizational; 7. Analytical; 8. Responsible; 9. Dynamic; and 10. Communication skills 
 
 
“The UAE is home to a large base of high caliber professionals from all over the world. In this competitive environment, it is important for professionals to stand out and establish a credible identity online. One way to set yourself apart and increase your career opportunities is by avoiding these buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile,” said Ali Matar, head – LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Mena. 
 
For a global flavour, here are the 2012 No. 1 buzzwords for countries in which LinkedIn fielded this study:
 
Australia: Creative
Brazil: Experimental
Canada: Creative
Egypt: Multinational
France: Responsible
Germany: Creative
India: Effective
Indonesia: Multinational
Italy: Responsible
Malaysia: Motivated
Netherlands: Creative
New Zealand: Creative
Singapore: Creative
South Africa: Motivated
Spain: Specialized
Sweden: Creative
Switzerland: Analytical
United Kingdom: Motivated
United States: Creative
 
 



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