While perusing the internet on my daily job hunt I occasionally encounter jobs that I think might employ me (I’m wrong 100% of the time of course), an example of which is below.
In this case, aside from random spelling mistakes, starting in the title, I get less enamoured the more I read. I have omitted the boring middle spiel about the actual job, as I assume none of you plan to apply; I may though, and if I am to succeed I will need your help, as I’m not sure I can paint myself as the person they are after.
Firstly, I get annoyed when companies want applicants to do some of their work for them, in this case: ‘Write a short summary of any one of our top stag weekend destinations’ – fuck off and write it yourself, or at least pay me to do it. In addition to this they also want you to answer a series of painful ‘screening questions’, designed to show what a cool, fun-loving, zany and ‘out-there’ individual you really are. As I tend to err on the side of spectacularly morose, I need you, my friends, to help me.
Post answers to the screening questions in the comments section and, if they are good enough, I promise to use them in my application.
Jobs have eluded me so far, but with our combined brain that’s no matter – to-morrow we will run faster, stretch our arms farther… And one fine morning –––
Junoir Product Manager Copywriter
Date Posted: Wednesday 7th January
Location: Soho London
Interested in being a product manager for one of the coolest companies in London
Chillisauce is a fast growing, young, fun, dynamic company specialising in ‘extreme’ activity days/weekends and holidays. We are:
– 6 years old
– Have 45 young staff
– Based in open plan offices in Carnaby St
– Have no dress code [Wow, no way! Now I can where all my cool clothes in to work – Yes!]
We organise extreme activity packages from cliff jumping and white water rafting to tank driving and mountain boarding, along with hotels, nightclub, transport and anything else the customer wants. Primarily this is for Stag Weekends and Hen Parties, but also for corporate and social groups.
How to apply:
To gain a good idea of your writing skills other abilities and your general personality, we have come up with a few questions and a small writing task we would like you to undertake and send along with your CV. Please see the task below and then send it along with your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To give us a brief in-site into your writing skills, we would be grateful if you could undertake this short test. Please complete and email to email@example.com
– We have short summary descriptions of all our destinations where we send stag weekends ( example: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk/stag-weekends/budapest/ ). To test your ability we would like you to do a short test where you do something similar: –
– Write a short summary of any one of our top stag weekend destinations: Edinburgh, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, London, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona, Bratislava, Riga or Tallinn
– 400 words
– Punchy and to the point
– The copy should “sell” the destination to target audience ( ABC1 Male 27 – 35 yr old’s )
Finally we want to make sure anyone we employ fits into our lively and hectic office environment (and above all gets on with the rest of the office) – therefore we get everyone that applies to fill in a questionnaire on various ‘social’ stuff along with a few job related questions for quick screening. I would also be grateful if you could also complete questions below:
1/. Detail any work skills where you have had to show excellent organisational skills:
2/. List your interests:
3/. What’s your favourite party trick?
4/. What is the most outrageous thing you have done?
5/. What are the most important things you are looking for in this job:
6/. Outline your skill with regard to html and editors like dreamweaver and also multimedia packages like photoshop etc
7/. Describe your personality:
8/.What is your expected salary: