Job adverts are designed to tell you what skills and personal qualities employers need for the roles they are advertising.

Sometimes, they are obvious, and sometimes they require a bit of digging. Often, an organisation’s choice of words in a job ad will imply more about what the role requires than what is listed by the advert itself. By identifying these key phrases, you can tailor your application for the role and show a prospective employer that you match up to what they are looking for.

There are lots of words that are specific to certain job adverts and understanding all the terminology can be challenging at first. So check out this list of common job ad jargon for advice on what jobs roles are asking for. Then, log in or sign up to take our career and job ad quiz and test your knowledge.

You can also discover the skills that employers are searching for with this LifeSkills job and career quiz.