15 work terms you have to get familiar with before you get a job

It's important you know some of these terms before you get a job. Read on.

 You need to understand some workplace terms to find your first day at work easy. (Thebalance)

On your first day, you’re trying to prove your competence and at the same time trying to understand the office culture, trust me, you’ll definitely have a lot to handle.

However, you won’t have to struggle with office and work terms if you’re reading this.

Here are 15 work lingos you need to understand before you get a job.

This means being on the same page about something. Sharing a piece of information and talking about a subject and making sure everyone understands what the discussion is all about.

When you receive a calendar invite, it basically means someone creates an event on google calendar and want you to know about it.

These are compensations outside your salary and they include, retirement plans, sick leave, insurance, loan and other stuff the employers might have to offer.

KPI is an acronym for Key Performance Indicator. It is a type of measurement used to evaluate organization’s or employees’ performance.

This simply refers to Close of Business. In other workplace, they might call it EOB, End of Business.

To give someone a task or a specific part of a task to handle. Your boss will always delegate work to you or ask you to delegate tasks to others.

Bandwidth refers to the transmission capacity of a computer network, but in a workplace, it refers to your ability to handle a task or assignment at within a fixed period of time. You can say ‘’I don’t have the bandwidth to handle this task right now’’.

This is basically a recap with your superior on how you’ve performed in your role in a certain period of time. Your performance review often determines your promotion or salary increase.

This refers to evaluation of oneself or one's actions, attitudes, or performance.

The process of working with someone to produce something

This refers to the amount of work that a person or organization has to do

This means influence or power over something.

"Cc" stands for "Carbon Copy," while "Bcc" stands for "Blind Carbon Copy." A carbon copy message is an e-mail that is copied to one or more recipients. Both the main recipient and the Cc'd recipients can see all the addresses the message was sent to. However, when a message is blind carbon copied, neither the main recipient nor the Bcc'd recipient can see the addresses in the "Bcc:" field.

This is a warning that something is going to happen, usually so that you can prepare for it.

Brainstorm is a spontaneous group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems.


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