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Employers take note: your gobbledygook job ads are scaring off talent

Phrases such as ‘blue-sky thinking’ and ‘thought shower’ are causing half of job seekers to give ads a miss, a survey has found

The Daily Telegraph

Jargon used in job adverts is putting off potential applicants, a new survey has found, as firms have been urged to stick to plain English.

New research shows about half of university graduates have been dissuaded from applying for jobs because of “deliberately ambigious” language in descriptions.

The worst terms identified include “blue-sky thinking”, or being open-minded, and “thought shower”, which stands for brainstorming sessions...

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