Every day I get an email from monster.com that shows new design jobs that have opened up around Atlanta. Usually the job postings themselves are pretty straight forward and look like this:
What will I be doing? What do I already need to know to get the job? If I am looking for a job, this is the most important information to me and this post gets the message across quickly. It would be nice if it said something about salary, but unfortunately many posts do not so it’s one of those things a job seeker has to live with.
Of course not all of the listings on monster are so succinct. If it’s a big company the job post will also include the standard paragraph about who they are and what makes them so gosh darn awesome. Typically, though, the formatting makes it easy to skip past the information that you don’t really need and on to the good stuff.
This morning I got my email and it only listed one job opening. Someone was looking for an interior designer. What caught my eye was the hiring company—the CDC. Here in Atlanta we have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which monitors all the flus, be they bird or swine. C, D and C are three very prestigious letters to have on a resume. “What in the world do they need an interior designer for?” I wondered. I clicked…I stared…
I tried to read the job listing and promptly slipped into a coma. Two hours later when I recovered I tried again, but this time I was smart enough not to read for too long and only suffered minor neural injury. This post goes on and on in government double speak with lines like, “Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position.” In other words, “Experience required.”