LinkedIn has published a list of the most overused words in its profiles. In Australia that word is “creative”. Guess what? It’s America’s most overused word too.
Here’s the list:
4. Extensive experience
5. Track record
9. Communication skills
The most overused buzzwords worldwide:
New Zealand: Creative
Saudi Arabia: Motivated
South Africa: Motivated
United Arab Emirates: Motivated
United Kingdom: Motivated
United States: Creative
Now that might help you write your next job application, but you can also use this information in storytelling as well. That word you keep reading in every second book? Make sure you don’t use it in your book. Find a better, more apt synonym instead.
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