Reply to post: Re: was it C N Parkinson or L J Peter advice on job ads ?

Job ad promises 'Meaningless Repetitive Work on the .NET Stack'

Dave Pickles

Re: was it C N Parkinson or L J Peter advice on job ads ?

It was C Northcote Parkinson who advocated writing a job description that balanced the good and bad points such that exactly one person would apply. That person could then be immediately given the job, with no need for CVs, selection panels, interviews, psychological assessments etc etc.

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