A thought on job ads
On recruiters’ emails that are really dull.
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@r4isstatic I’m sure :) It seems amazing anyone finds it a good way of hiring. But I guess there are no good ways, so they try anything.
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@ClareBurr Yeah - the urge to make it sound AMAZING can make people write like an advert rather than just be human.
@ClareBurr Good luck (genuinely, not sarcastically) :)
@ClareBurr I guess, as well as bullet points, I want a *feel* for the place & people… which an anonymous, recruiter-written ad rarely has.
@ClareBurr …it’s little things that make a position/place appealing. Some times it’s simply the tone/language of the ad feeling right.
@ClareBurr It’d help. Ads must be tough generally - so much of the language is very similar for every ad, and so if one is able to be picky…
@ClareBurr As much info as you get in a normal ad on the web, but I assume recruiters don’t want to be merely a conduit for job ads!
Another problem with recruiter emails is the companies and jobs are so anonymised there’s nothing interesting or special about them.
@DiscerningBrute My pleasure!
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