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New definition for CMS

Also known as “How to ensure you will NOT get the applicants you want“.

I have a predefined search for a job site that sends me emails for jobs that fit a certain criteria.  It’s my way of keeping a pulse on what’s out there in the way of employment and doesn’t necessarily mean I’m looking for new employment.

Long story short, I was looking at a particular job posting and it made me scratch my head.  Now that I think about it, perhaps this is why they have reposted this job already.  This particular job has the following listed:

The successful candidate will have experience in grant writing; excellent written and oral communications as well as a command of various operating systems and languages to include: Windows 2008 Server, SQL Server, Linux Server, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS and CMS (preferably WordPress or JQuery). The candidate should have experience with PC Imaging, troubleshooting Server hardware, workstation hardware, printers and SMART Boards.

Now, perhaps it’s just me, and I’m by no means an English major, but when I see CMS (preferably WordPress or JQuery) I think “hmm, they think JQuery is a CMS?”.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I start to question the quality of the institution at this point and think “Is this really a place I want to work?”.  It would be like applying for an Instructional Technology position where you have to mail a physical copy of your resume in order to be considered for the position.  What are they doing?  Trying to get out of the stone and chisel age and into the chalkboard and chalk age?

By Mark

I work in IT and ride Motorcycles. I do one to support the other.