We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state.
In addition, they found that jargon filled job postings actually took longer to fill–three times as long as a job description that stayed away from the jargon. So, use this as a caution to keep these phrases out of your job postings when you are hiring.
Here’s the most often used jargon in each state:
- Alabama — Value add
- Alaska — Corporate values
- Arkansas– Driven results
- Arizona–Build synergy
To keep reading and see what your state’s jargon is, click here: The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State