Saturday, November 5, 2011

Exaggerated job postings

Freelance Proofing, Grammar and Fact-Checking Pro Wanted


Date: 2011-11-04, 5:13PM PDT
Reply to: job-rknsr-2685882253@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


We ain't kidding! Public relations firms seeks freelance proofreader, grammar and fact checking pro available to review press releases, brochure copy and other marketing materials. Applicants MUST be able to turn documents around quickly.

If interested, please submit the following:
· Resume
· Hourly rate (Applicants will NOT be considered without including their hourly rate requirement)


  • Telecommuting is ok.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

The above announcement came from craigslist.com. Do you think the above information is believable. Actually, there's a lot of these postings at craigslist.com. At first, those who hanker to get a job in this kind of field will immediately be encouraged to apply. Why not? With the economic recession still around, anybody will just do all his best to land a job. However, if this advertisement is really true, how come the email address of the advertiser doesn't appear in the ad content? Isn't this a way to make craigslist.com's website more attractive to let other people believe that it is such a wonderful website with lots of job vacancies to be proud of? But try to apply by sending your reply to the above craigslist.com's email address and surely, you'll get nothing in return. Nothing at all. I would bet if you'll ever get a reply for this announcement. If you want you can try it for yourself.

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