The Lingua Franca of the tech world: Ninjas, Jedis and Gurus

Written by Ashwin Rattan Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:54
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From the Wall Street Journal 

The number of job listings with the term “ninja” have increased some 2,505% in May 2012 from May, 2006, to 469 job postings from 18 listings, according to an analysis by, which aggregates job listings across the Web.

The term ninja is mainly used in postings for software developer jobs—sadly, none was for actual mercenaries trained in martial arts—the analysis found. (Hat tip: the TLNT and Resumator blogs)


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And if you're interested in why this sort of language isn't always helpful in the workplace, then check out Julia Streets new book



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