Common jargon terms
Some of the most confusing terms commonly used in job adverts aimed at young people included “SLAs” “procurement”, “fulfilment service”, “KPIs”, “compliance, “mergers and acquisitions”.
Not surprisingly when we asked young people to try and explain what these terms actually meant, more often than not we were greeted with confused silence.
Impenetrable job descriptions are putting off young people from applying from applying for entry level jobs, causing young people to question whether it is an entry level role and leaving them unsure about their own abilities.
Jargon negatively impacts on young people’s confidence, by making them feel they “don’t deserve” a role or are “not good enough” to apply as they feel “intimated” by the job descriptions or “unsure” of what they’ll be facing.