If you’ve ever been job hunting in this decade, you’ve come across employer wish lists of requirements which make no sense. Do I apply anyways, even if I don’t meet the requirements? Do I only apply to the 2 jobs on this website which have qualifications I meet? Does it matter how many jobs I apply for if the employers never actually communicate with me?

Must have 40 years experience
but employer won’t hire anyone older than 30.

Bachelor’s Degree in Rocket Science (required)
PHD in Brain Surgery (required)

but the job is for manual labor at minimum wage.

This is not an entry level position
when the posting actually states it is an entry level position.

Must have 2 years experience with XYZ technology
but the referenced technology is only 6 months old.

What craziness have you encountered? I’d love to hear your stories.

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