Friday, April 24, 2009

The best part of job searching.....

... the awful, awful, and comical job ads that you see.

Today, a friend sent me a gem that contained the following......

"We want you to take charge of writing and editing our technical documentation. As our Technical Writer you will work side by side with the development & product management departments. It is imperative that your knowledge of our software be unquestionable! Our online knowledge base, printed reference manuals, tutorials, and training documentation is under your editing power; all must well written, presented, and communicate efficiently to the end-user. If you love accuracy, consistency and quality Apply Today!"

Not only does it seem like something that was badly translated into English, oh, the errors that even primitive versions of Microsoft Word would catch!

"all must well written" is my favorite.

"If you love accuracy, consistency and quality Apply Today!" is a close second.

Seriously.... if any hiring managers or peeps out there read this - if you're ever putting out an ad for a technical writer, know that no tech writer worth their salt would respond to a badly worded ad. We really wouldn't want to work at a place that allows that kind of stuff to go very, very public.

2 comments:

Rosie Hawthorne said...

"know that no tech writer worth their salt would respond to a badly worded add."

AD?

Hey, in another lifetime, I used to be a computer programmer. That was in the days when the computers took up acres of space. I had to write the program code, then offer the instruction manual for operation. And I did it.

Had to leave the industry when the boss started hitting on me.

This was the early-mid seventies when that sort of stuff was de rigeur and not actionable upon.

MrsVJW said...

D'OH!

Hey... I fix that stuff all day at work. The brain obviously take a bread in non-work hours.

Yeah... I have a couple friends that were programmers back in the 70s who can relate (although my favorite story comes from one who'd wake up before dawn to do full makeup and Farrah Hair and more than once she left a curler in there before going into work....)