Phrases you find in job ads – what they say and what they mean

Ever find yourself stuck for words when writing your job copy. Following on from the script on my comedy writing page, here are a few more phrases to help you entice your candidates, but beware, they all come with a hidden meaning. (Just a bit of fun really, take with a pinch of salt)

you have good team building skills – there will be lots of dragging people away from their desk at short notice so that you can give them some crap motivational talk in the boardroom whilst they cry a lot. You’ll also find yourself saying things like ‘there’s no ‘I’ in the word ‘team’ a lot. Continue reading

Fear of the unknown

While the flood of new candidates knocking on our doors to gain wisdom, knowledge and of course a new job has slowed since the height of the recession there are still a regular trickle of new people arriving at the office seeking our services. The most common situation I see is the initial fear of the unknown from those who have never been through the outplacement process before. Continue reading