Words of the Week – back pocket

back pocket
image: Back pocket blues by posted on flickr.com by .texastornado.

As in “to have in my back pocket,” this buzzword phrase means to have unrequested, additional information available just in case someone asks for it. Entry-level MBAs spend significant time preparing back pocket information for their managers to quickly produce at upper management’s first obscure request.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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