Who wouldn't want to hire a ninja or a wizard? Well, I wouldn't if I were a hiring manager trying to maintain any credibility in the tech industry. However, some companies, indeed, are looking to fill vacancies with ninjas and wizards. To their credit, they are not looking for sword-wielding or wand-waving individuals. They are looking for an Excel Data Entry Ninja and a Developer/Tech/Wizard, according to the humor blog Avoid This Job.
IT Business Edge editor Ann All critiques these job listings. She calls the Data Entry Ninja the more ridiculous of the two. Among the highlights of this job: This individual must have fingers that type as if on fire, no fear of asking dumb questions, and the ability to work with people who might not be able to return the favor some day.
The Knowledge Network has several dozen job descriptions posted in the Knowledge Network, though they are certainly not as colorful as the ones mentioned above. Which begs the question, what significance does the language of a job title and job description have? Is it important to certain employers and the potential employee to advertise "colorful" jobs rather than more professionally worded ones? Let us know your thoughts in the Knowledge Network discussion forum.
Here are some of the job descriptions available in the Knowledge Network.