Cos it’s Halloween, and the number 13 wants to rear its ugly head in every way possible, we present to you: the 13 most terrifying job ads ever. If you’ve got a fiendish love of snails, a death wish or a criminal record, these peeps want to hear from you.
A pretty strong consensus exists among employers on what’s hot to trot during an interview – and what’s definitely not. We did the round-up, and here’s what they have to say on the matter.
Sure, we like free stuff. But from a business point of view, where’s the tangible benefit in mass giveaways? A little lesson in how marketing is changing, from the people who know best: people who love burritos.
Here it is again, the ol’ c-word. Coding. You’re probably sick to the back teeth of us continually harping on about how an ability to code is awesome/important/lucrative. But it IS awesome/important/lucrative, darn it.
Recruitment agencies, the epitome of the middle-man, are a common interface between employer and talent pool. They serve a purpose which can be useful to both employer and candidate… though it might not always feel that way.
Believe us when we say we know there’s nothing, NOTHING more frustrating than hearing a big, fat nothing from a company you’ve slaved over an application for. But what’s to be done? Turns out, something.
Well, we mean, it IS the most frightening time of year, after all. What else did you expect? The worst cover letters ever written – hide behind that cushion and grab a torch. Things are about to get scary.
Sick of seeing jobs advertised to a variety of ‘ninja’s? So, apparently was this harried soldier. Well done sir. You get our vote, no matter what the job.
With more and more people jostling for attention on this hefty hill we call the internet, publicists and marketeers are having to get cleverer and cleverer with their marketing techniques. Bit of telekinesis, anyone?