Twitter Won’t Make Your Clothes Fall Off

NPR invited listeners to Tweet about their ‘real’ job descriptions. Dozens of listeners creatively tweeted  job descriptions that would have impressed even Lou Adler 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#honestjobdescription sending resumes into the void.

Ahh, grasshopper. You have much to learn. Andy Lanset, 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.)

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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. 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?”

John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.


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