How Good are Your Ads at Helping Candidates Know Whether to Apply?

Recently, a reader asked me about applying for a project management job. She was missing a particular technical tool, but had plenty of what seemed to me as reasonable job experience. I suggested she apply anyway. When I see an ad (or a job description) focused on tools, I am sure that the hiring manager …

Extreme Workloads: Smart or Stupid?

A colleague emailed me this question today: “I’m looking for Agile and extreme programming jobs, and I keep seeing stuff like this. Are there really people searching for jobs described as having extreme workloads?” Here’s what he saw: “incumbent regularly works under deadlines and is capable of handling extreme workloads” Ok, I have several reactions …