Have you ever come across a job posting that makes you stop and say, “what?!”
Today’s post is dedicated to understanding a little more about why there are so many impossible job postings.
Here’s an example:
Progressive employer seeks Harvard-trained neuroscientist and beauty pageant winner. Must be fluent in Mandarin and skilled at tribal basket weaving. Minimum of 10 years experience working for high-tech companies. Salary: mid-30’s.
Sometimes, you can’t help but laugh. But the real question is, why are these even posted?
- The employer/hiring manager is inexperienced at hiring. Not everyone is an HR expert.
- Employers are willing to wait for the perfect candidate, even if he or she doesn’t exist.
- The ad is actually a phantom posting — there isn’t really a position open; it might have already been filled internally.
Click on the link below to read the full article and how to respond how to over-the-top job postings.