Avoid corporatespeak

Rather than try impress employers with how clever you are, speak plainly and clearly.
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You know when you read a university essay that some third year arts undergraduate has written and it’s all ‘the hegemony proposed by the socialist backlash to methods of decreased capital in the pre-industrialised Vladivostok arena led to a rearticulation of Marxist convergence, a temporal shift inaugurated by post-structuralist rhetoric’? And it doesn’t make sense? You don’t want your résumé or yourself to come off like that in a job interview.

While academics obsessively craft sentences that elude common sense and understanding, people looking for employment can do the same. Academics are trying to impress one another, as are job candidates that indulge a little too liberally in corporatespeak.

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