+ 0 Votes I presume Shellbot 6 years ago the salary is about 200K+ ?? WTF?? I thought i had seen some effed up specs..but that tkaes first place.. I see a lot of same-ish specs in ireland recently. Its like they combine 3 positions to save the money and then can't understand why no one has the experience and skills to fill the role. Had a call this morning from an agent. Seemingly my cv is a perfect match for a position they've got. Its a hybrid DBA/SQL Dev/ .NET dev/ System Admin / General Support role So right, thats 5 positions rolled into one. I beg to ask, how would you get any solid work done??? Too cheap to hire a couple staff... thats what i think + 0 Votes Since when?? hermanwalton 3 years ago Since when Admins knew what the **** they were doing! When I began in this industry, we didn't have the "luxury" of only beiing a network administrator, we had programming skills as well, and it amazes me how many people think they should get paid $80k-$100k for playing around with servers and have NO other usable skill! + 0 Votes I've been seeing lots of these lately... Locrian_Lyric 6 years ago Also been seeing bizzare combo positions... I actually went on an interview for a VB/Java position. The folks P&Med back to my recruiter that I was not expert in both. I told the recruiter that you're not going to find someone who *IS* expert in both for what they were willing to pay. Oh, and there are the various COBOL, VB, Java, Web jobs out there too **rolls eyes** WTH is going on with these job reqs? + 0 Votes OK there are a couple of things wrong with this request HAL 9000 Moderator 6 years ago The most glaring obvious is that they are asking for an Expert and I don't know anyone who is silly enough to consider themselves that. But the actual Short Term Job is nothing more than a Network Designer to I suppose Design and roll out a new Network in a 6 Month Period or maybe slightly longer as they say that the job may continue to 2008. About right for a Medium Sized LAN to fix the majority of the built in problems. Seems that they are planning on integrating this project correctly as they seem to be saying that they will be replacing hardware and the new has to work with the old till the old is totally removed. I notice that they want a complete M$ Desktop Environment so that's a problem particularly when they listed Vista, but otherwise it's a fairly good job description with a lousy header that is misleading. Also for the required experience the money isn't great as this is a short term Management position. But if you want to stuff them completely send them a Word Document written in 2007 and see just how far they get. Way to poor pay and short term for my liking as this place seems to want to have their cake and eat it as well. I'm betting that for that lousy pay they will expect to own you as well and have you available 24/7 while you are there because of the Big Salary. From my memory of that City that sounds very much like a Bread Line living status for what is effectively Part Time Work. OK if you are independently wealthy and are only looking at work as a Hobby not so great if you have to live on the pay though. Col + 0 Votes They missed a couple CharlieSpencer_Palmetto Updated - 6 years ago Healing cripples, raising from the dead, walking on water, redeeming the souls of all mankind. They've listed 15 years of technologies. Very few people are going to be "Experts" on that many technologies across that long a time span. If you're good at the older ones, you probably aren't good at the new ones. If you're an expert on the newer stuff, you may have never even see the older requirements. + 0 Votes To all: Locrian_Lyric 6 years ago When I was in the depths of the IT slump (2002-2005) I found that companies would put out fictitous job reqs just to see what was out there, and THEN decide how many "real" positions to create. If you see something like this out there, it may well be a fishing expedition. + 0 Votes Another example of such stupidity. This is at UBS in NYC. Big Ole Jack 6 years ago Why are all these stupid emails from recruiters with Indian names? Is this some kind of conspiracy? Hello, My name is Mihir Panchal. I am a Technical Recruiter with cyberThink. I found your resume while searching for System Administrator candidates for an immediate opening with one of our direct clients, a major financial client located at NewYork City,NY Please find the specific job description below. Kindly send me your updated resume in word format along with your exepcted salary if you are interested in below position Position Description Duration : Full Time Title : System Administrator Details : - Working knowledge of Active Directory operating environment. - Knowledge of scripting languages: VBScript, Powershell, batch, Perl, REXX or similar - Knowledge of SyncSort Backup Express, BackupExec, NTBackup, Netbackup or similar - Knowledge of scheduling / process management tools such as Opalis or AutoSys or similar - Knowledge of basic SQL Server 2000/2005, Sybase, Oracle - Excellent communication skills. Urgent Opening Client is Looking for only GC or US Citizen MIHIR PANCHAL Technical Recruiter cyberThink Inc 1125 US Highway 22 West Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Tel: (90 429-**** Ext 337 Email: email@example.com website: www.cyberthink.com <http://www.cyberthink.com> Fax: (90 429-8004 + 0 Votes At least TonytheTiger 6 years ago they put their expectations up front + 0 Votes First off Oz_Media 6 years ago Tell the recruiter to P-off. Any recruiter who sends a "you will be interested" job description to you is a complete joke. Especially when they add, "if you know of anyone else who may be interested...." This is recruiter that is completely incapable of recruiting, they are filling seats not finding a good fit. Now, as for qualifications, first off the description is as much of a joke as the spammer claiming to be a professional recruiter (you don't really waste time with these yahoos do you?!?!?) But...there are more and more multi-talented people who will fill such positions. Some kids with no job finding skills will attend school, two weeks after graduating they feel they need another cert in order to find work, and so on. After many years of IT training, they have a bunch of outdated certs and no skill(s). They would be highly enthused by such an idiot sending them a job description and would waddle into line wiht all the others, hoping for that job to be handed out to them. But lastly, who in their right mind would want to work for such a company that obviously has no idea how to find a real recruiter and no idea what skillset to seek? If I ever got such email myself, I would have contacted the recruiter and freaked out for the email in my inbox and blocked future mail from the fool. Noce job description: "6 months +- going till the end of this year right now. Highly likely going into 2008." Really, THIS year???? RIGHT NOW??? WOW!! Who wrote that shite?!? Block it and find a job yourself, screw recruiters they haven't a clue nor a care in finding YOU a good job. In fact if you fill a seat for a year and they have to find someone new next year, all the better for them. They are usually paid a percentage (8-24%) of your first year's wages. When starting out, they simply seek to fill a seat in order to pay the bills, they couldn't care less for who or with who. A seasoned recruiter finds YOU what YOU want and matches it with a fit with a company that actually wants YOU. + 0 Votes Small Business dogknees 6 years ago So, if my business only employs 15 people, I need to hire 5 more to look after my systems and write a bit of code? Not every company has the means to employ an entire IT department. For 12 years, I was systems manager, programmer, analyst, database manager, network consultant, installer and helpdesk for my employer. What's wrong with you people? Can't learn more than one thing? Or just can't be bothered? I expect anyone calling themselves an IT professional would be able to cover any or all of these positions. Now I don't have a problem with you not covering the gamut of skills, just don't call yourself a professional! + 0 Votes HR is usually clueless about the position orka1998 6 years ago They have no idea who they are hiring, but they are the ones posting adds. This is going on for a very long time. It used to shock me that they expect programmers to know every single language that's out there, but they have no idea that usually you specialize in only few. Until you show up there, usually you don't even know what they need, but maybe on the second interview.