Compare this agency ad, which turns up in a “linux C++” search, to this homegrown ad, which turns up in a “linux C++” search.
I encourage everyone to apply for the first job. They clearly want everyone to do so. I certainly did. You’d think that agencies, with their unabashed love of keyword searching would know better… perhaps they’re fully aware of what they’re doing. I love their fourteen key areas of specialization. The second job, well, read the instructions. It’s a nice place, with a good coffee machine. And people too. And management that’s able to pull itself back from the brink of cluelessness without being yelled at. Mind you, the last few paragraphs used to read:
Now, we wonâ€™t chuck your application away if you donâ€™t hit all these points. But if you clearly donâ€™t match the job at all you will get an abusive email. We will be drawing our conclusions from the application you send (hint, hint). Comparisons will be drawn between yourself and a small rodent.
Weâ€™re located on St Kilda Rd near the Domain Interchange. Public transport is pretty good here. Oh, weâ€™ve got a darn good coffee machine, if that floats your boat.
Note: Do not send us an application if you are clueless. Youâ€™re wasting our precious time, and you will get an abusive email in response.
Okay… someone is trying to be funny. I would suspect that they get a lot of “funny” responses.
Dayum you write weird job ads!
Sure, I write weird job ads… casual perhaps is a better term. But statistically the responses they generate are of a better quality and greater number. Good programmers want to work where there are programmers running the show, not the management.
Try these from IT Resources, from a few years ago: Web developer / Business analyst / Helpdesk operator.
I love the Simpsons reference in mis-spelling smart. They’re gold!