My job search has reminded me of how much I hate buzzwords. Some of the job descriptions I've read make absolutely no sense. One said that the employee's duties would include "onboarding clients." What? Put them on board? Is it a cruise?
Favorite Young Man calls this kind of writing "corporate speak." I don't know the language.
Unless you're writing for a specific audience, avoid buzzwords.
Here are some buzzwords I can't stand:
Impact (instead of effect)
I'm also amused by all the Web sites that tell me if I have even one typo in my resumé, then the potential employer will toss it in the trash. But the job descriptions are full of errors!
One of them said that the employee needed to have 205 years of experience. Wow! That company needs to hire someone much older than I am. The descriptions have plenty of misspelled words and misused words, too.
Someone needs to hire Your Queen of Grammar to write the job descriptions.
Infinities of love,