Fancy working somewhere for a good cause? No, we’re not talking about an NGO, we’re talking about a job where you just work on cutting out annoying business jargon that no one wants to read.
A London-based VC (venture capital) fund has posted a job ad on its website, offering £55,000 per year for a ‘jargon junker’ to cut business buzzwords from submitted pitch decks. The fund says it wants to call out the overuse of ‘corporate waffle’ which will lessen the chances of entrepreneurs receiving funding.You’d bin applications that contain specific buzzwords.
You’ll need to comb through pitch deck submissions, analyse content for ‘wishy-washy jargon’ and highlight the most suitable proposals to the principals who make investment decisions.
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To apply for this role you’ll need to have:
- Experience in researching and understanding the financial market.
- The ability to demonstrate a keen eye for investment potential.
- Skills at examining and interpreting external data.
- An understanding of the impact this will have for investment decision making.
- Confidence in highlighting the best proposals to the principal team who make decision on investments.
Fuel Ventures is willing to pay the successful candidate a salary of £55,000 per year.
The top 10 buzzwords and phrases to avoid when pitching:
To give you an idea of the kind of words you’ll be looking out for, here are the top 10.
2. Blue sky thinking
4. Thought shower
5. Ducks in a row
6. Low-hanging fruit
7. Thinking outside the box
8. Deep dive
9. Helicopter view
10. Thought leader
With a team of experienced entrepreneurs in its principal team, Fuel Ventures was created by founders, for founders. It invests in entrepreneurs who have the ambition to build a global, market leading company, with the passion and ability to execute. Fuel provides entrepreneurs with expertise and insights in business development, marketing and brand-building through its experience of building, scaling and exiting global companies.
At present, Fuel Ventures is investing at the rate of one company a month, setting aside up to £2m per portfolio company.