Hirers must have better ‘attention to dteail [detail]’, Monster warns
Tue, 29 May 2012
Three-quarters of jobseekers regularly see jargon or acronyms in job specifications, with 57% saying this puts them off applying, 60% saying they find this annoying, and 32% left confused by it.
This is according to a survey of over 2,000 jobseekers by jobs board Monster.co.uk.
The survey also finds that 23% of respondents are ‘shocked’ by the number of spelling mistakes they come across in job adverts, examples including one seeking a candidate who ‘Must have good attention to dteail’, another searching for an ‘ales manager’ and another for a job as a ‘resauce manager’.
David Henry, marketing director at Monster.co.uk, says: “We regularly see job ads flooded with jargon, with businesses looking for candidates who can ‘hit the ground running,’ before ‘penetrating the market’ with ‘top line ideas’.
“Our findings suggest that corporate waffle, jargon and acronyms could be seriously affecting employers’ chances of finding the right candidates. Furthermore, advertising a role unclearly or incorrectly means many recruiters could be wasting time sifting through unsuitable CVs.”