How to look for applicants
I’m currently finishing my Master’s thesis (finally!), so I’m looking for a job. It’s a bit weird though: there are apparently a gazillion of books on the market, telling you how to apply properly for job offerings, but from the job offerings I see, we desperately need literature on how to properly write a job offering.
You’ll find hundreds of boring “J2EE/Hibernate/Spring/JUnit/$DB” ads, all listing a long number of technologies you ought to be familiar with (hint: good people will have no problems learning any technology!), and telling you effectively nothing about the company, the domain, or anything. Sucks.
And then you have all the ads that don’t even meet the minimum standards - typos, duplicate copy/paste content, bad formatting, completely broken HTML. What are they thinking? Is that the impression you want to give, “we can’t even produce proper job ads, come work for us”?