A new wave of tech work is too baffling for too many

If you don’t know your XaaS from your UX and UI, you are not alone and that’s a problem.

The tech industry's abysmal use of jargon stops job hunters applying for roles that employers struggle to explain. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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(FINANCIAL TIMES) - When I was a child, I never told my parents: "When I grow up, I want to be a fullstack Ruby on Rails developer."

Nor did I dream of being a Python engineer, a UX designer, a back-end architect or a front-end lead.

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