Thursday, 26 July 2012

obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence

And another thing...

What is it with recruiters / employers that makes them believe that "competitive" or "excellent" is a worthwhile description of potential salary? When I look at a job vacancy, I am looking at several aspects:

 - Location
 - Salary
 - Job title / seniority
 - Wider benefits
 - Company

Without pretty much all of these details, it makes it very difficult to know whether a role is suitable to apply for, resulting in far too many wasted applications to recruiters whose definition of competitive / excellent turns out to be significantly lower than how I would define it....

A vacancy that was advertised with similar vagueness on the other criteria, such as "excellent job position" or  "great location" would not attract quality candidates, so why on earth do they believe that such generic blandness is acceptable for the salary range?

I know that salary is negotiable (whereas the others generally aren't) but it cannot be beyond the wit of man to provide at least a ball-park figure, to at least anchor the role within an experience / seniority bracket, can it...?

"Obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence" - Robert Heinlein


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