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Old 03-21-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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My all-time favorite: Receptionist who can also do AutoCAD. I'm not making this up.
Sounds like a money saver...!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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When I've helped friends with their resumes or cover letters, if my eyes glaze over at their "resume-speak," I assume the same would happen for anyone reading it. When I used to write cover letters (when applying for jobs outside what I usually do), I always heard back, always heard that my cover letter was a real attention-grabber. That's because I write in a conversational tone, write the way I speak, and I don't tend to say stuff like, "I am searching for a position where I can contribute to the company as a self-starter team player... glaze over...
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: here
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1,500+ words of nonsense and over-generalized blech.

If I had a dime for every time I read the words "stakeholders," "integrate," "facilitate," "motivated," "engagement," and so on.

Meanwhile, when you show up to actually do the work you realize it has close to nothing to do with any of the cryptic ramblings in the job ad.
I hate this word.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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1,500+ words of nonsense and over-generalized blech.

If I had a dime for every time I read the words "stakeholders," "integrate," "facilitate," "motivated," "engagement," and so on.

Meanwhile, when you show up to actually do the work you realize it has close to nothing to do with any of the cryptic ramblings in the job ad.
IT doesn't matter.

They're the ones with the job and you're not. IF they want to type in a pre-school nursery rhyme in the ad, they can, and if you question them about it, you won't get the job.

That's all they see it (And unfortunately, they're right to see it that way).
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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When I've helped friends with their resumes or cover letters, if my eyes glaze over at their "resume-speak," I assume the same would happen for anyone reading it. When I used to write cover letters (when applying for jobs outside what I usually do), I always heard back, always heard that my cover letter was a real attention-grabber. That's because I write in a conversational tone, write the way I speak, and I don't tend to say stuff like, "I am searching for a position where I can contribute to the company as a self-starter team player... glaze over...
However, there's a VERY thin line between being convresational and professional and overstepping your bounds and coming across as outright awkward and unprofessional.

Where does one draw the line?

Consider that every person is different, and on the presenting end, what one person says may come across as different if another person says it. Likewise, every person is different. On the receiving end, what one considers well-spoken, another may consider rude and disrespectful. What makes it even harder too is that you can't read another person to get a feel of their personality through a computer screen.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: NYC
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IT doesn't matter.

They're the ones with the job and you're not. IF they want to type in a pre-school nursery rhyme in the ad, they can, and if you question them about it, you won't get the job.

That's all they see it (And unfortunately, they're right to see it that way).
thanks, we had no idea. i mean why even bother posting?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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A good one is "Advancement Opportunities"...

Advancement Opportunities do not pay my rent!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: in Mary Ann and Ginger's hut
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My all-time favorite: Receptionist who can also do AutoCAD. I'm not making this up.
these are the d'bags that are whining about "not being able to find qualified workers". A laundry list of bs @ $9/hr lol
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:23 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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IT doesn't matter.

They're the ones with the job and you're not. IF they want to type in a pre-school nursery rhyme in the ad, they can, and if you question them about it, you won't get the job.

That's all they see it (And unfortunately, they're right to see it that way).
I think everyone knows that, this thread is poking fun at job advertisements not complaining about them.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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I think everyone knows that, this thread is poking fun at job advertisements not complaining about them.
I'm well aware of that, but other than the brief spike in personal satisfaction one gets from making fun of them, the people posting ths ads will never realize how idiotic and that we're making fun of them, thus the situation will never change, so what's the point in wasting one's time...
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