Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
commonly confused words, commonly misspelled words, word meanings
|Which is correct?
The interviews were not going well: One _______ search virgin, one mortician. So far, no purple squirrel.
“Unkempt” means ungroomed. “Unkept,” on the other hand, might mean that the job candidate was not a kept man or a kept woman — that they were lacking a sugar mama or a sugar daddy. Which, of course, is unfortunate but none of the interviewer’s business. A lack of grooming, however, could be relevant.
What’s a search virgin? A mortician? A purple squirrel? Those are categories recruiters use to describe job candidates.
Learn job search secrets from Google recruiter and author of “Purple Squirrel,” Michael Junge.
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