Job ad reply no-no. (Dude, you're a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.)

Okay, so I'm really grumpy tonight. Let's first get that straight.

Next, we're looking for a part-time on-call Web designer and so far not-so-good. And then today we get this response to our ad:

Wow! Another example of company's taking advantage of peoples desperation during the recession. You truly expect people to jump through that many hoops for a part-time/on-call position? As qualified as I am, I will pass. Your ad has micromanager written all of it.

At first, after our Web guru Greg forwarded it, I just deleted it. But then Mark wrote to me, "Hey, the makings of a great recruiting blog post."

Did I tell you I'm really grumpy tonight?

To quote from one of the favorite movies of my youth:

"Dude, you're a neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie."

And I'm being nice. I don't give a crap how good you think you are, you aren't scoring any job-search points with us with that kind of response.


Your ad has micromanager written all of it.

You mean all over it.

Yes, that was one of many first clues.

Especially in a recession where there are too many very good and qualified folk out of work, you just don't respond this way to legitimate job posts.

Rule number one of job-search club is that you don't respond like an pompous idiot.

Thank you. Now I feel better.

A huge shout out to all our friends at the ERE Expo! Please help this applicant see the light.

Oh, and help us find someone too!

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