From time to time I receive job offers and do job market research to keep abreast and be well informed regarding the current state of IT sphere and what opportunities exist out there. As a result I have to sift through all kind of job offers and job descriptions which match “unix solaris san networking” keywords. And what I’ve noticed, actually I’ve made that assumption long-long before, that 99,999% of all offerings are alike and coincide with the same pattern:
- It usually starts with a mentioning of how big/cool their client is: the biggest/leading Bank/Investment Bank/Financial Organization/IT consultancy in the region/world, a FTSE/FORTUNE top 10/20/50/you name it company and never naming their client explicitly.
- Describes thoroughly what an ideal candidate should or must be obliged to. The list of required skills could go on and on beyond the horizon nevertheless only a small fraction will be used later. And that’s true for ten cases out of ten.
- Very often lacks a detailed description of your day-to-day responsibility and a daily work flow.
- Exceptionally rarely tries to even mention the benefits and preferences, not only monetary ones, that an employee could expect in return for his/her diligence.
In the end, such awkward approach causes incredulity and raises even more questions. How on earth am I supposed to get interested in a job offer when it enumerates only my obligations and gives nothing back? Why do you refrain from exposing your client’s name? What’s about the compensation’s range? To find answers to these and the other questions I must spend my free and unpaid time just to worm out in the end that I don’t find this offer alluring. So what’s the point? Please, I beg you, dear and beloved HRs, save your and out time, post all key materials and all crucial information, like mentioned above, regarding a job offer you keep on your hands in advance. Period.