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Twitter Won’t Make Your Clothes Fall Off

Posted By John Zappe On February 15, 2013 @ 3:40 am In Roundup | 1 Comment

NPR invited listeners to Tweet about their ‘real’ job descriptions. [1] Dozens of listeners creatively tweeted  job descriptions that would have impressed even Lou Adler [2] for their honesty.

For example:

Professional buzzkiller/wet blanket/risk averter (HR Director)

Now, what job do you suppose this one describes?

RT @e_vinson [3]#honestjobdescription [4] sending resumes into the void.

Ahh, grasshopper. You have much to learn. Andy Lanset [5], who tweeted that description, is not a corporate recruiter. He’s director of archives for New York Public Radio. Now that I think about it, though, that sort of is what a lot of recruiters do. (The devil made me say that.)

Public Speaking May Make Your Clothes Fall Off

Are you going to be speaking to a group soon? Make sure your clothes fit. Oh yeah, nothing worse than appearing in public and being the center of attention when there’s a wardrobe malfunction. It happened to Miss Venezuela.

Don’t let it happen to you, says Ragan Communications [6]. There are 17 more items on the speaker checklist, and, OK, I’ll be serious for a moment: Most of them are things only a professional would think of. Like, “Will my outfit allow me to do things like crawl under a table to plug in a cord, or reach high to point at a chart?”


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[1] Tweet about their ‘real’ job descriptions.: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/06/171289860/-honestjobdescription

[2] Lou Adler: http://www.ere.net/2010/11/04/a-zillion-more-reasons-to-abolish-job-descriptions/

[3] @e_vinson: http://twitter.com/e_vinson

[4] #honestjobdescription: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23honestjobdescription

[5] Andy Lanset: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=24420434&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=Az6X&locale=en_US&srchid=8cb9c605-089e-44e0-b51a-4e4f403131d1-0&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&goback=%2Efps_PBCK_Andy+Lanset_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link

[6] says Ragan Communications: http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45889.aspx#

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