Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Special orders don't upset us

A reader sends in a recent Simply Hired search:


Think of the transferrable skills! Network to your next position! 

11 comments:

  1. You could always make the argument that the hunk of cooked meat is medicinal.

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  2. Is this for real or was it photoshopped?

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    1. I don't have proof that it was not, but I think it was real. Algorithms can be fooled; I suspect that the computer was fooled by "associate" and threw this position in the hopper.

      If you go to SimplyHired and type in "medicinal chemistry" you get a fair number of hits. I also think that the reader checks SH fairly often, so their "inbox" would be more likely to have stuff that doesn't belong.

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  3. I've been looking for organic chemistry jobs for the past couple months and I do look at simplyhired on a daily basis. I search organic chemistry and job for sears and lowes show up, so I'm not surprised that this showed up...

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    1. Gabrielle, feel free to send me an e-mail. No guarantees, but I'd love to help.

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  4. This is why I advise prospective students to stay away from medicinal chem!! :)

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  5. How many PhDs do you think applied for that job?

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  6. @Anonymous 6:12

    No, this was not photoshopped. It is an authentic screenshot of results from the other day. Neither I nor Chemjobber has been able to reproduce it, so it was a (un)lucky accident at the time. These days I guess it's not surprising to immediately question whether something is genuine. Next time I'll know to send along the raw data files and my real info for verification.

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  7. #altchemjobs

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  8. For some reason I am remembering the scene from "American Beauty" where Kevin Spacey interviews at a fast food chain...

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  9. @10:18 - I trust you, just didn't know. Sometimes stuff labeled 'fun' is photoshopped, so I didn't know if this was a joke or real. Good luck in your search.

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