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Career (Con)Quest #17: Interview Buzz

Career (Con)Quest #17 interview buzz

HR people do not always speak the same language with the candidates.

Got lost in translation while reading this one?

Yeah, some HRs do like to use those fancy buzzwords instead to compensate for their lack of domain knowledge. If you are a candidate with a technical background, that’s particularly annoying as you are provided with zero context about the actual aspects of the job. Some HRs have problems speaking “industry-ish”  – the jargon you are so used to. 

On the other hand, they are pretty well-versed in “buzzword-ish” to compensate for the lack of their domain knowledge.

So if you are wondering, here are the definitions to those fancy HR terms:

  • Rightsourcing – determining the optimal way to recruit talent via different mediums.
  • Zero drag – a term for employees without any familial obligations (no-spouse, no kids).
  • Workation – the “joy” of combining remote work and traveling for a certain period of time.
  • MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – online learning programs delivered to a large group of students.

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