There used to be a time when if you were looking for a job, say for an accountant or receptionist, you’d scan the ads and look for “Accountant” or “Receptionist.” There was no gray area. We knew what those job titles meant and we searched accordingly. Lately, though, it’s not so cut and dry. I don’t know if businesses are trying to be witty and clever, or if they’re going the hipster route in order to weed out the old-asses like myself, but many of the job titles I come across are too ambiguous to tell what the job is about.
Dear People Who Place Employment Ads:
Can we talk? It’s about your job ads. They’re starting to get a little out of hand.
I get it. You want to make sure you’re receiving individualized responses from job candidates, rather than the same old, cookie cutter responses. You also want to be sure candidates are thoroughly reading the job ad to make sure they’re the right fit. You take these steps to make sure no one’s time is wasted, least of all not your own.
But you know what?