Job Jargon Infographic

Job Jargon Infographic

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Writing a job advert can be tricky. Not only do you want to make it exciting enough to get the right candidates to apply, but a versatile balance of terminology needs to be achieved to convey your brand message and the responsibilities of the role.

According to our recent poll, some employers are posting badly written job ads littered with jargon, unexplained acronyms and basic spelling and grammatical errors are missing out on good candidates.

In a survey of over 2,000 job seekers, three quarters say they regularly see jargon or acronyms while searching for jobs and over half (57 per cent) say this puts them off applying. With 60 per cent of respondents saying they find jargon or acronyms in job ads annoying and a third (32 per cent) saying it confuses them. Worryingly, many job seekers also report spelling mistakes and basic grammatical errors as a regular problem in job ads. Almost a quarter of respondents (23 per cent) say they are shocked by the number of spelling mistakes they come across, particularly when many ads specify they are looking for candidates with ‘good attention to detail.

Take a look at our infographic to see just what job seekers think of the job jargon out there and how it affects the actions they are likely to take!


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