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Fri November 8, 2013
Job Applicants Find Position Titles Confusing
Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 8:17 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
And our last word in business today is: Jobbledygook.
One of the many challenges in finding the right job these days, turns out can be just figuring out what recruiters are actually offering.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
The website MyJobMatcher compiled the list of the most ridiculous job titles after a number of applicants complained that they didn't understand what the positions entailed.
GREENE: And who can blame people for being confused? A paper boy is now a, quote, "media distribution officer."
MONTAGNE: A food truck worker is a mobile sustenance facilitator. I can't even say it.
GREENE: And how about the school lunch lady who is now evidently, an education center nourishment consultant.
MONTAGNE: These jazzed up job titles are supposed to make the work sound more appealing, but mostly they end up just bewildering potential candidates.
GREENE: Renee, I don't even want to think about what that makes us. Radio wave information providers?
MONTAGNE: Oh, sure.
MONTAGNE: Why not?
GREENE: OK. Let's go with that. That's who we are. That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.