I've seen plenty of blogs, posts, articles, etc. about job hunt blunders made by applicants, or what *not* to do when hunting for a job. By way of a genius suggestion from @SgtMsWife (AKA "The Wife"), I've decided to flip the tables, and share with you the things employers should not do. Or simply the things you shouldn't bother clicking on when you're job hunting. Here's today's list, but I will probably revisit this theme as my job hunt drags on...
Let's begin with the obvious. Job search engines suck. Seriously, they are terrible and frustrating to work with. Keywords that make sense to you clearly make no sense to the search engine.
- Search term: "Event Coordinator" Result: "Director of Community Relations" - I can somewhat see the event planning/community relations link, but I'm a bit confused by the titles because coordinator level work just screams Director.
- Search term: "Community Outreach" Result: "Nurse Practitioner" - Because, nurses work in the community?
- Search term: "Public Relations" Result: "Pashto Interpreter" - Monster jumped on the word "public". Public relations thus is the same as a job within Army Public Affairs. And writing press releases in English is definitely the same as interpreting Pashto.
- Senior Manager - Product Research. I suppose 4 years does make me senior to people who are unemployed...
- Sales Management Trainee at Enterprise. Uhm, no. Just NO.
- Public Relations Intern. I'm not above a foot in the door position. In fact, I would welcome it. But an internship? Unpaid?
- Director of Marketing. These two were literally one after the other. It seems my agent thinks I'm qualified to be both the lowest person on the corporate totem pole and also to run the show. Excellent.
- Law Office Word Processor. Uhm, what?
- Director of Anesthesia Program. Because Program Coordinator (essentially event planner) means I'm a Doctor.
- Marketing and Advertising
- Sports and Athletics
- Finance and Accounting"