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Updated by Dezso Papp on Nov 03, 2019
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Most Vague Job Ad Keywords To Avoid in 2020

Here's a seed for the list.
Please add on any you've found. +1 for references.
For help read an article attempting to list all vague buzzwords with relevant job ads for people working in HR.
P.S. I build a job search app (for HR professionals) as a side project, thus I got fascinated about the issues in job ads. One being the lack clarity. Best noticed from the presence of buzzwords.

Source: https://medium.com/@sugardayfox/the-big-buzzword-scare-in-job-ads-408160e9a7b8

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rock star

rock star

Do I need to headbang while working in my cubicle, please?

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2

guru

guru

Do you operate the company headquarters as an ashram? Is it a problem that I'm not vegetarian?

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3

ninja

ninja

Look, my shuriken set is a bit rusty, but yes, I'm interested in the cashier job!

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4

"We are family!"

"We are family!"

Is it a problem that I already have children, plus I take care of my elderly mother too?

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5

customer-obsessed

customer-obsessed

Interesting. I thought obsession is a clinical term in mental health.

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