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Newsletter #942: The “Great Ideas from Tech Stuff” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] We like to focus on smart marketing that anyone can pull off — whether you’re a candlestick-maker working out of your […]

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The PBR of internships

Check out this classic job ad from Pitchfork: Pitchfork Seeks Administrative Intern in NYC Office The PBR of internships Pitchfork Media is looking for some obnoxious hipster scum to beat up in the back alley of our New York City office. But more importantly, we’re seeking an administrative intern. (Seriously, no mustaches.) The ideal candidate […]

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A classic job ad

Are you just running generic job ads … or are you doing something to inspire extraordinary people to work with you? Penguin did. (Click on the image to see it all.)

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Brutally honest job ads

Sometimes job ads over-sell. We are so eager to hire great people that we tell a rosy story about how wonderful our workplace is. But if your story doesn’t match the reality, you bring in people who are unlikely to succeed due to the mismatch in expectations. We have an amazing work culture at GasPedal. […]

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This is how to write a job ad! or: You get what you ask for, so make your job ads as good as the people you want to work with

An ad for an opening at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change. However, our ideal candidate has also cursed out an editor, had spokespeople hang up […]

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