If you really consider yourself to be creative, prove it by thinking of a better word to describe yourself on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn revealed its annual list of the 10 most-overused buzzwords job hunters use on the social network and “creative” was once again at the top of the list both globally and in the U.S.
“Even though we added more than 50 million new members since we did the last ranking, the data tells us that the number one buzzword globally is “creative” once again,” Simla Ceyhan, a data scientist at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
The top buzzword varied in some countries. The Swiss are more likely to use the word “analytical” on LinkedIn, Brazilians prefer to use “experimental” and residents of several countries in the Middle East and Asia most commonly describe themselves as “motivated.”
“Organizational” and “effective” were once again the second and third most used buzzwords among professionals in the U.S. on LinkedIn, respectively. But this year, LinkedIn found more U.S. professionals described themselves as “responsible” and “analytical,” the latter of which cracked the top 10 list for the first time.
Here are the top 10 most overused buzzwords in the U.S. on LinkedIn:
5. Extensive Experience
6. Track Record
10. Problem Solving