How Not to Hire: Whacked Job Postings

9 November 2007 at 6:58AM Leave a comment

The Recruitards.com blog has some amusing examples of bad job posting on the web. Recruitards is “A collection of the dumbest job ads from across the web”, complete with comments (in italics.) Samples include:

Think Big, Pay Small

“Since we are a new company our budget is extremely low ($100-$200), and because of this we can only offer a small amount of compensation. However, the right candidate will without a doubt be throwing him/herself into a situation where your skills and talents will gain serious exposure – and more work.

WE think BIG, and so should YOU 😉

Please contact for more information, and include links to your work.

Thank you, and Serious Inquiries only.”

Obviously, they want someone who thinks big, except when it comes to their paycheck. Good luck with that.

and

Must be able to deal with SHOUTING

We found this ad for a ‘Web Designer/Developer’:

“MUST BE EXPERIENCED WITH ALL ASPECTS OF WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
MUST HAVE PLEASENT PERSONALITY AND BE EASY TO WORK WITH.
MUST BE ESPECIALLY CREATIVE.
MUST HAVE EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC.

SEND RESUME AND ANYTHING ELSE WHICH YOU THINK WILL HELP YOU GET THE POSITION TO … ”

And if you get the job, maybe you can help them write better ‘help wanted’ ads, too.

(Oh – and they misspelled PLEASANT)

Too bad this blog isn’t updated more often. Please help them out – send them some samples.

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Entry filed under: Branding, NotHire.

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