I am looking for a job. Recently I applied for 44 jobs in a single day. Adverts for jobs are quite a curious source of buzzwords and jargon phrases that undergo shifts in language and tone as new hot topics enter the market. Viz the recent adoption of “Big Data” as a thing and analytics etc.
This sequence of posts – deconstructing job descriptions – examines some of these adverts: stripping them back to the skills, ideas, and personality traits I believe the employer is after. Sometimes I’ll do this as a way of showing the world1 that I have the skill or ability in question, sometimes to show how it’s just some previous skill or ability repackaged, and sometimes just to ruthlessly satirise recruiters because I think that often that’s all they are good for. I might get things horribly wrong but at least it will be a learning experience.