Due to circumstances beyond my control I find myself looking for work again. It's a shit place to be in and reminds me of how depressed I became last time. I try to keep my spirits up and, having only just started looking for jobs, I use all my positive energy to not take the first few rejections to heart.
However, this becomes a much more difficult task when I see job ads like the one from Fenton Consulting, looking for a Web Master (which in itself is such a frustrating term -- maybe the job should come with a cape and staff and a 12-sided die*).
I mean, really. They seem to want everything and nothing. Yes, a lot of web-people have a background in visual design but how many people with a background in graphics know how to code in Java? And what are these "other multimedia tools" they ask for? If they're a requirement, wouldn't listing them help with the selection process? I doubt they would expect the same wide range of skill sets from any other employee. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they require their accountants to also tap-dance and cook a soufflé.
Meanwhile have they even noticed that in their final demand, while asking for someone with excellent communication skills they also misspelled "organisational"? It doesn't have a 'Z' in it. Not in this country.
Ooh. So mad. So early in the morning.
* I'm thinking about changing the singular to "douse". Any thoughts?