“Candidate must have 10 years in social media”
“Candidate must have five years experience developing Web 3.0 applications”
“Candidate must have taken a start-up to a $100M company in five years”
“Candidates must be able to travel back in time” (just kidding but you get the point)
I love reading job-requirements where it is clear that neither the company and/or the recruiter has no idea what they are looking for by listing skills that simply do not exist. Yes, web 3.0 or 10-years in social media may sound sexy. But WTF? The other requirements that I like are for a person, whom, if they met these requirements, would almost certainly never be interested in the role that is being offered. If you can take a company from $0-$100M then you do not need a recruiter and you probably wouldn’t be interested in taking a sales-director role at some unknown company.
The downside of this (for job-seekers) is that these recruiters/companies will not work with someone who doesn’t have these skills on their resume. So it doesn’t matter that you are very successful or are generally a great fit for the role, without ‘Web 3.0’ your resume ends up in the same circular file as everyone else.