If you have ever visited our little part of the world-wide web before you probably have heard me talk about my three little boys – Alec, 9, Luca, 4, and Alden, 2.
The older two have developed a love for Transformers and we watch episodes (both new and old) on a regular basis. One of the characters that is in all of the shows is Soundwave, a Decepticon (the bad guys), that turns into a tape recorder (at least in the original series that was out when I was a kid).
This morning Alec was asking me something about the old Transformers shows and I mentioned what Soundwave was (tape recorder) and he looked at me like I was speaking Greek. He had no idea what the heck I was talking about.
After getting over feeling ancient I realized that a lot of people who are in job-search mode do the same thing – talk in vernacular that is foreign to their audience.
Maybe it jargon from your current or past employer that only co-workers would understand, maybe its job-function lingo that only a select few comprehend, or maybe you are using terms from 20 years ago that are out of fashioned and date you.
Whatever the case – make sure to review your job-search dictionary and ensure that it’s the 2011 GENERAL edition that everyone would use.
Until next time – good hunting and good luck!