Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Companies Hate Jejemons

Are you a “Jejemon”? Most probably you are already familiar of the term. But for the benefit of those who does not understand, Jejemon is the term invented and used for texters who uses another form ot texting language.

The dawn of texting in the Philippines give rise to a new kind of spelling language via text. This is because text messages are usually limited up to 150 characters. So texters has to spell “sounds like” terms to shorten the message.

But now, it evolved into a newer form of texting. We call it jejemon.

How would you recognize a jejemon from a normal texter?

Here are couple of examples of jejemon messages:

Sample word:

Hehehe (laugh) = jejeje

Sample sentence:
Hello po jejemon din po ako now. = 3lLoW f03wH j3J3mh0n dHin aK0h N0wh

By observing it, you will see that it is still “sound like” spelling however, they added extra characters with matching numbers that forms as an inverted letter. And that makes it more and more complicated to read.

What's the set back?

While the younger generation becomes an expert on this avenue of communication, they also tend to forget the real spelling of the words especially when they become addicted to jejemon words and codes.It hurts their spelling and grammar badly on the academic side.

This set back started when texting has become a norm in the society. And it worsen when it evolved to jejemon language.

With this, more and more companies do not accept applicants that use jejemon words in their texting and chatting. We all know that English is the most widely accepted language nowadays. And people around the world is studying English.

While being a jejemon is a form of creative communication, becoming addicted to it will in the long run becomes a disadvantage especially to those who are still seeking a job.

So, still want to become a jejemon? Just be sure that you'll not use it in communicating with the corporate world. They only hire professional english speakers, and jejemon language is not a part of it.

According to Bandila last night, more and more companies are no longer accepting applicants who lack English speaking skills. There are about 8 out 10 companies who does not accept non-proficient English speakers. If jejemon language is already a norm in your daily text messaging, be very careful not to send it to HR's of the companies you are applying.


rrjm August 18, 2010 at 8:22 PM  

I hope jejemon is just a passing pad. It is only in the Philippines where we have this.

Vince August 19, 2010 at 3:09 AM  

Yes... because it destroys the learning of our students sa english language.

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