Every year LinkedIn analyzes all of their millions of profiles, translating the non-English ones to English, and tries to identify the most used buzzwords.

It’s always interesting to see what words left the list and what new words were added.

The key for you is to make sure you avoid these words like the plague. They are cliches and don’t separate you from the crowd.

Removed from the 2011 list are:

  • Dynamic
  • Communication skills
Replacing these words in 2012 list are:

  • Responsible
  • Analytical

LinkedIn Buzzwords 2012

Source: http://blog.linkedin.com/2012/12/04/buzzwords-2012/

Here’s the list again but for Just for the United States in stack-ranked order:

  1. Creative
  2. Organizational
  3. Effective
  4. Motivated
  5. Extensive experience
  6. Track record
  7. Innovative
  8. Responsible
  9. Analytical
  10. Problem solving

Remember to avoid these words if you want your profile to stand out from the crowd.