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Why you should be more up front in job adverts


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Why you should be more up front in job adverts

A recent video post from a marketing boss has gone viral, after he outlined what he is looking for from a candidate for a new position.

The brutally honest advert sees Gerard O'Shaughnessy from Business Marketing Services (BMS) in West Yorkshire, saying that he isn’t after any ‘mickey takers’ and doesn’t want people who call in sick due to a hangover applying for the position, reports the Daily Mail.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Fri, 5 Jul 2019 8:22am BST
    While I appreciate what this recruiter is trying to do the statement about "Psycho boyfriends" is completely misjudged. It's often a sign of controlling behaviour if a partner is constantly demanding to know where their other half is at every minute of the day, blaming that on social media addiction it wrong and sends the wrong message entirely. In this instance I feel that the recruiter has gone too far in blaming some of the behaviours on the candidate, maybe he should think twice before posting such a scathing advert again.

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