LinkedIn, the popular employment network and social network hybrid, released a top ten list of the most overused buzzwords and buzzphrases across their United States members' profiles as of 2010:
- Extensive experience
- Proven track record
- Team player
- Problem solver
The LinkedIn ministudy also broke down the buzzwords by region, discovering that profiles from US, Canada and Australia focus on their "extensive experience," whereas profiles from Brazil, Spain, and India identify themselves more as "dynamic." UK profiles focus more on their motivation, and French, German, Italian and Dutch profiles focus more on their innovative qualities. There's a handy chart over at the LinkedIn blog post breaking down the buzzwords by region, which can be seen after the break.