Helpful Career Jargon

We know that career terms can be confusing and frankly overly complicated. We want to break down the jargon to aid you in your future job applications, work contracts and general career adventures. We have chosen 10 words that we think need some explaining.

 Click on each word below to find out more.

Annual leave

Covering letter

Curriculum vitae (CV)

Dependent on experience

Living wage

Per annum


Recruitment company


Time off in lieu (TOIL)

Zero-hours contract