Even though I am involved in the recruitment sector, I find myself somehow out of touch with certain terms that are used regularly in job titles, including ninja, rock star, samurai, assassin, mermaid… (Ok, I admit, I made the last two up). For instance, here are some recent examples: seeking a rock star programmer, or a sales ninja needed.
A job candidate recently
sent me their CV, and informed me that their English was at a samurai level.
I wrote back to ask if this was a higher than a ninja or rock-star English
level, but didn’t receive a response – so I am now wondering if samurai is
somehow below fluency level, and the candidate was not able to understand my
question in English. In fact, I imagine that most of the hereditary
warrior class in feudal Japan (the definition I found for samurai on
dictionary.com) was probably less than conversational in English.
Maybe someone reading this
would be kind enough to define these terms.
And for you creative souls
out there, I would be happy to receive your suggestions of additional job
titles that we can introduce into this dynamic, superhero-like mix.