May 4th, 2002, 02:35 AM
Here's a little clarification of typical vacant job listing lingo...
We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.
JOIN OUR FAST-PACED COMPANY:
We have no time to train you and you'll have to introduce yourself to your co-workers.
SEEKING ENTHUSIASTIC, FUN, HARD WORKING, PEOPLE:
...who still live with their parents and won't mind our internship-level salaries.
CASUAL WORK ATMOSPHERE:
We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple of the real daring guys wear ear rings.
JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM:
We all listen to nutty motivational tapes.
MUST BE DEADLINE ORIENTED:
You'll be six months behind schedule on your first day.
SOME OVERTIME REQUIRED:
Some time each night and some time each weekend.
DUTIES WILL VARY:
Anyone in the office can boss you around.
MUST HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL:
We have no quality control.
COLLEGE DEGREE PREFERRED:
Unless you wasted those four years studying something useless like philosophy or English.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE:
We've filled the job; our call for resumes is just a legal formality.
SEEKING CANDIDATES WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE:
You'll need it to replace three people who just left.
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS A MUST:
You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos.
REQUIRES TEAM LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
You'll have the responsibilities of a manager, without the pay or respect.
GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Management communicates, you listen, figure out what they want, and then do it.
May 4th, 2002, 05:52 AM
Sound about right, good post.
No good deed goes unpunished.
May 4th, 2002, 02:25 PM
As I'm looking for a job right now, all of those ring true. My question is, Why do I bother with a resume when the first thing they make me do is sit down and fill in an application with ALL the same stuff on it??!!
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
May 4th, 2002, 02:36 PM
Having been fortunate enough to not have needed to fill out a resume in several years, I haven't run in to this. It does seem that friends of mine applying for jobs at larger companies do run into this frequently. The smaller companies either accept your resume or they throw them away most likely but at least they don't seem to give you the BS lingo as described by System_Overload.