Since writing this post Jark contacted me, saying they did not write the advert and that it was a disgruntled employee, of which we have all had them at one time or another. What was interesting is that it just shows you how careful you need to be when it comes to the Internet, not just from a candidates point of view with facebook and the likes but what the client put up on the net.
On top of all this it is disappointing that www.gumtree.com leaves these vacancies on their site since August, not only that they should be aware that the ad was illegal in the first place. I decided to leave the post as to show what actually happened to give the post its full context.
I bet that raised a few eyebrows, I have to admit I just had to show case this advert. It was advertised on the 24th of August, their only excuse is it must have been in 1996 when the company were established, even then it was illegal if I remember rightly.
But my gut feeling was it’s some rookie that joined www.jark.co.uk and knows nothing about recruitment advertising, mind you surely everyone knows about sexual discrimination.
Now as my inquisitive nature was sparked I thought I would try to find this chap or chapess on linkedin! I then had my next surprise, would believe that a company turning over in excess of Â£40 million and 150 employees there would be one recruitment consultant, trying to push the boundaries of recruitment using probably the best business networking site on the planet, wouldn’t you!
Oh well I will leave you to read the advert below and postulate, how on earth someone got away with such and advert.
Also I have highlighted some of the best mistakes and just for your information, the only employee at the time of writing was the Technical Director on www.linkedin.com
Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Hi and thanks for your interest in this ad.
Jark Recruitment in Maidstone are looking for a bright and intellegent female to join our team as a trainee.
The successful candidate will be given full structured training in all aspects of Industrial Recruitment including canvassing clients, business development, client visits, skills matching, job placements, after service etc.
To be considered for this role you must have a strong determination to build a career within recruitment, be of strong character and hold a willingness to learn.
Key skill/attributes required are:-
Excellent communication Skills
Ability to Sell
You will be cold calling and visiting prospective clients across Kent in order to promote and sell JARK staffing services. Therefore you must be confident to speak with people at all levels.
Once you are fully competant within this role, the opportunity to progress to Recruitment Consultant will be offered.
This is an excellent opportunity to join the Uk`s fastest growing recruitment agency.
Applications should be sent with covering letter, a picture and your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks and good luck!