Sunday, May 31, 2015

Monstrosity, or The Irrelevance of Relevance

I know better than to create profiles on job boards. Occasionally, however, when there is an attractive gig, and the only way to get in touch with the prospective client is through a job board, I do. As expected, the job boards immediately start bombarding me with what they claim to be jobs I am likely to be interested in. Let's take a closer look at some:

Do any of the ten jobs above look like tech writing jobs to you? I especially like the "Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer" :-P

24 hours later, I receive another e-mail with the same jobs "creatively reshuffled" and three times as many third-party ads:

Do I need to explain why relevance of results is completely irrelevant?

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