[Gllug] VACANCY: Production Support Engineer

Iain Gray iain.dv at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 1 15:49:45 UTC 2008

Thanks all for the suggestions. I will amend the post and re-post.

So basically its tough to get staff so jazz up the ad seems to be the
general consensus :-)

Thanks All

2008/6/1 Sean Burlington <sean at practicalweb.co.uk>:
> Iain Gray wrote:
>> Ok so little success this time round.
>> Anyone have any other ideas for job posting to get the kind of skills I'm after?
> Hi Iain,
>    I think this was a relevant vacancy advert and I'm glad of these
> sort of postings.
> It seems that at the moment the IT job market is buoyant -it may just be
> that there are a shortage of applicants at the moment.
> What I find a bit frustrating about job ads in general is that they
> either don't try to sell the job at all - and focus almost entirely on
> what they want from the potential employee.
> Or - and this usually applies to agency postings - they are full of
> marketing speak ('fantastic opportunity', 'blue chip company', 'vibrant
> design led agency') - but don't really tell you what the job is.
> The kind of posts I'm more likely to reply to tell me
> * where the job is (I don't like commuting)
> * something about pay
> * what skills are required (your does this)
> * what my responsibilities would be (yours does this nicely)
> * a bit about the company
> I'm really keen on ads that also tell me something about how the job
> might progress over time
> I'm not keen on those that provide a long list of skills that would be
> useful - these usually make the job sound much more high powered than it
> is so I either feel under-qualified or think the pay is too low.
> Supplementary lists of skills could be useful if presented as a list of
> skills likely to be developed on the job - that the job sounds like a
> great opportunity to learn.
> Or a list of skills you'd like and are willing to either pay for or
> train somebody in (if neither apply - leave it out of the ad).
> I've drifted a bit from replying to your post specifically - but I hope
> some the above is useful.
> --
> Sean Burlington
> www.practicalweb.co.uk
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