Monday, October 22, 2018

On Clear, Precise, and Unambiguous Requirements - Again

This is from a job post for an IT Analyst position with a Fortune 100 company (annual revenue - over $30 billion) posted on its own career site:

    - Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline and typically 5 to 8 years experience in (add area(s) of technical specialty) or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
    - Broad technical expertise with deep technical knowledge in at least one area (add specifics here).
    - Excellent communications skills- Able to effectively communicate highly technical information in non-technical terminology (written a[nd] verbal).
    - Understanding of change management principles associated with new technology implementations.
    - Demonstrated leadership ability
    - Understanding of project management principles
    - Technical certification in Technical Area of Specialty"

Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Step Up from Lorem Ipsum

Comcast Center in Center City, Philadelphia, PA

I have a love-hate (or, more accurately, hate-love) relationship with what seems to be an infinite - and growing! - number of IT temp agencies (come on, let's call a fig a fig - most of them are nothing but temp agencies, no matter what they call themselves trying to come across as real technology companies). Their spam is distracting and irritating, but I have to admit that - in a somewhat... perverse kind of way - some of the e-mails are quite amusing. The websites of those outfits are often even more amusing (albeit, also, in a... not entirely healthy way), and today we are going to take a look at one of them.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Best Recruiting Software on the Planet. Really?

From the product website: "[Product Name] is Quite Simply The Best Recruiting Software on the Planet." I don't know about that, but you sure have The Most Informative and User-Friendly Error Messages on the Planet :-P