Get More Creative With Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted December 04, 2012

Are you a creative, responsible, effective, motivated professional with extensive experience and a solid track record for innovative, analytical organizational problem solving?

If so, you may want to hit the thesaurus in search of some synonyms. The bolded words in the sentence above are the top 10 buzzwords used by professionals in the U.S., according LinkedIn, which surveyed user profiles to come up with the list.

"Creative" topped the list for the U.S. and the rest of the world.

The danger of pumping your profile full of buzzwords, says LinkedIn career expert Nicole Williams, is that in doing so you fail to stand out among the other 186,999,999 people who use LinkedIn.

If everyone is innovative and analytical, after all, no one is.

“Every day potential business partners, clients and employers are searching for professionals on the Web,” Williams said in a press release.

“… So set yourself apart by describing and linking to projects you’ve worked on that truly were different, unique and compelling. Pointing to concrete examples of the creative work you’ve done is more convincing than simply stating you are a ‘creative’ professional.”

LinkedIn can be a great career resource. Check out CareerBliss articles on how to make the most of it:

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Here are the No. 1 buzzwords by country:

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

Saudi Arabia: Motivated

Singapore: Creative

South Africa: Motivated

Spain: Specialized

Sweden: Creative

Switzerland: Analytical

United Arab Emirates: Motivated

United Kingdom: Motivated

United States: Creative

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