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2011's most overused words on LinkedIn

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2011's most overused words on LinkedIn

If, like most of the world, you never get the chance to be a contestant on The Apprentice, then the closest you might come to selling yourself as a business proposition is on the networking site LinkedIn.

Like Facebook, but without any of the fun stuff, it helps connect professionals who want to show other professionals how completely professional they are. Cue lots of schmoozing and embarrassing use of business speak.

Over the past year, LinkedIn have made a record of all the buzzwords that have been used the most in profiles. Globally, the word was 'creative' and you can see the top 10 UK phrases below:

While the US results are here:

And here's a map which shows you the top words from a selection of key countries:

The full study can be seen here.