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Getting the right person for the job

Penny Brooks

21st March 2017

Here is a short radio clip which could make a nice interactive lesson starter.

LISTEN: Business jargon in job adverts putting off young people

The issue is around the use of esoteric business jargon in job adverts which is putting young people off applying for their first job. The charity Business in the Community has looked at entry level job adverts from 65 companies, and asked 16-24 year olds, who might be good candidates for those jobs, to rate them. What they found is that more than half the adverts didn't have a clear job description, and that the potential applicants could not understand some of the jargon being used.

Can a Business student understand them any better, and so give themselves a head-start in the process of getting a job?

And then, can they draft a better job advert, in order to access the full range of good candidates for the job?

Penny Brooks

Formerly Head of Business and Economics and now Economics teacher, Business and Economics blogger and presenter for Tutor2u, and private tutor

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