Re: funny job postings redux

Subject: Re: funny job postings redux
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 14:15:57 -0400


kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com 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.
>

They are also sometimes written to satisfy a legal requirement. When a company has a contractor who is not a US citizen (H1B visa status, for example) and wants to offer that person a permanent position, they have to post a job opening and prove that there are no other qualified candidates. So they write tortuously detailed requirements into the job description.

You can usually assume that such postings are published for legal reasons and not because anyone is foolish enough to think someone is going to walk in off the street with all the listed qualifications.

Dick


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