The title of this post might be familiar to those of you who are members on Zip Recruiter. This was the subject of one of the more outrageous job postings I was sent.
In this post I’m going to share with you some of the most ridiculous job posts they have sent me.
I have a job that I think lines up well with your resume. It's new, so they don't have many candidates yet.
full stack developer - [redacted] - New York, NY $20 hourly (USD)
I now understand why they can't find any candidates...
Are you a super-star developer with a love of art?
And now I'm done.
This is just one of many job posts like this that I keep getting. This company is offering a NYC-based "super-star" full-stack web developer only $20 per hour... in US Dollars (in case you couldn't assume that?).
If this were a one-off post I was emailed, I would say, man, that company is never going to find a developer, but it isn’t. I receive a ridiculously high number (at least once per day) job post from zip-recruiter offering salaries below the poverty line.
Web Application Developer - [redacted] - New York, NY $10,000 - $60,000 annual (USD)
Again, glad to see that they are paying me in greenbacks and not Argentinian Pesos! This salary is about $40,000 - $90,000 below market rate of a decent junior level web developer.
This job is off to a great start. Decent salary for the job being offered.
Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Medical, Vision
Good, good. Heading in the right direction, but I wouldn’t have added this to the post if this didn’t have flaws:
Leading ticketing platform, with headquarters in Manhattan, are looking for a Senior C# Engineer to build and design API’s utilizing C#, Azure, .Net. This is an immediate start.
And there we are, looking at a role for a Lead JS Engineer, and somehow ended up on a Senior C# Engineer post. I guess they added the wrong title. Doesn’t matter, though, I AM a Senior C# Engineer, so let’s keep reading?
And I’m lost again. JS, no C#, no JS with 9+ months experience?
I get it, Zip Recruiter is “cheap.” You get your first applicant for $10 (or free if you listen to ANY business podcasts), the job post goes out to dozens of job boards and thousands of emails. BUT if your first applicant is a C# dev that applies because they saw Senior C#, you have wasted your time, their time, $10, and if you want to see the other applicants, you have to upgrade your account and pay $375/mo until you call them to cancel (I know, because I still pay $10/mo to keep my account on pause because I don’t feel like talking to people, and $10/mo is probably less expensive over 2 years than fighting with them to cancel my account is is worth, and they know it... fuckers).