Words of the Week – Quiz!

I love this image of the "confused businsswoman." I bought it at iStockphoto.com.

MSN Careers showcased a "work lingo" quiz today, and I thought it would be fun to use it for Words of the Week. We’ve covered most of these since MBA in the USA went live in 2008.

I must admit, I missed one of answers, but I disagree with the author on the definition! Can you guess which one I missed? Let me know how you do in the comments.

Click here for the Work Lingo quiz.

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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  1. The word quiz is definitely off. If you have a remotely technical background, a few of the answer choices will have very different meanings from what the author has proposed. Ex: Bandwidth: all the answer choices are incorrect,and offline, again all are in correct, the author seems to be referring to “off the record”/

  2. Thanks for your comment, Ali. A lot of buzzwords in the US begin in the technical world, and migrate into every day business-speak. It drives technical people crazy!

  3. “Low-hanging fruit”??? haha that’s hilarious… I’ve never heard of most of these.

  4. Hi Polina! Low-hanging fruit makes me laugh, too. If you have time, use my search bar above, and search for low-hanging fruit. The image always cracks me up.

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