RE: funny job postings redux

Subject: RE: funny job postings redux
From: holmegm -at- attbi -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:56:19 +0000


Keith Cronin wrote:

>When I see ads like this, I hope/assume that
>they've been written to describe a specific
>person they're trying to replace, who in the
>course of his or her life had amassed that
>skillset and found ways to use it in this job.

I would assume so as well.

>I've known and worked with unique people like
>that, and they are VERY hard to replace. So
>you can't blame the company for trying, even
>if it does make for an odd laundry list of
>requirements.

Oh, I don't blame them for trying. I do think
that it would make more sense to list the more
esoteric qualifications as desired, rather
than stated or implied requirements. Back when
I was looking, I learned to treat them that way
anyway, but I worry about the proverbial other
guy/gal, who reads these descriptions and weeps.

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