Ah, youth. Freshness, vitality, vibrancy of spirit and mind; a body that rebounds and heals quickly, flawless, dewy skin and a mind that should* snap like a trap. (*Youth does not always mean smart.)
On the flip side of that youthful energy and spirit is a lack of experience that, alas, only comes with age and time. But hell, most all employers don’t give a banana about that experience thing as much as they want some youngin’ they can not pay too much and boss around a lot since youth usually equals less responsibility outside the workplace.
How do employers who want to hire the Younglings circumvent the EEOC laws against age discrimination in their job postings? Let’s have a look-see at this job posting from Kareo for an Events Specialist found via Indeed.com.
Before I get into the real meat of their youthful desires, please note that the writer put the words ‘awesome sauce’ as a modifier to the prospective candidate’s project management skills. I imagine this scenario involving the job poster and his 13-year old daughter as he was creating this masterpiece:
Dad: Sweetie, how do you kids describe stuff that’s really, really good?
13-year old: Leave me alone, I’m busy. Okay?
Dad: Come on, pumpkin, help daddy with this job posting I’m writing. I don’t want some 48 year old hag applying for this job, so how do I say something’s really great that only a young person will understand?
13-year old: Awesome-sauce, duh. Lol.
The second bell was this:
- A really great sense of humor couple with organization skills like a Kardashian wedding planner
The Kardashian name somehow got injected into this job posting, along with a typo. Does this resonate with you, professional person who wants a great job? Nope.
Finally, the kicker for me and the most circumventiest of the EEOC laws was this:
- Active member/leadership role in your fraternity or sorority.Yes, now you can finally tell your parents that being the Social Chair for Chi Omega Fraternity really does look good on a resume.
Yes, I’ll be telling my parents (who are both dead because, you know I’m not that youthful) that being the Social Chair for Delta Delta Delta got me this awesome sauce of a job where I can pretend to be a celebrity wedding planner from my cubicle in Irvine.