Getting your job advertisement to stand out from the crowd can be difficult; especially in the overcrowded hospitality industry. We subsequently suspect that this Burrito Bar job listing might be genius -- but it could also be stark raving bonkers.
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"Awesomeness Arranger" is not an occupation you normally see advertised. However, such is the opening gambit chosen by Burrito Bar Southbank and Rosalie on the Seek website. Having successfully grabbed the job seeker's attention, the ad goes on to continue its theme with fanatical devotion:
Burrito Bar is awesome. Awesome food, awesome staff, awesome management, and awesome pay rates. So naturally, you have to be exceedingly awesome to work for us. If you tick the awesome box, here’s what else we’re looking for (you need to have a lot of very specific qualifications):
- A Master’s degree in making people smile
- A Bachelor of bubbliness
- A Diploma in delivering exceptional customer service
- A Certificate in cheerfulness
- Any qualification in quirky will be highly regarded
- And, above all, a PhD in PERSONALITY AND PRESENTATION
Without breaking stride, the ad goes on to give the "totes amazing interview deets", which includes a ban on guys wearing lynx deodorant or white sunglasses and a ban on girls taking "sneaky pouting selfies" on their smartphones. Anyone who listens to Nickleback is also banned from applying.
We're not sure how many professional-minded people would want to apply for this job -- after all, if your employer doesn't take anything seriously, why should you? Then again, the ad has apparently attracted more than 9000 views since it went live so maybe Burrito Bar is onto something. Perhaps Microsoft could try a similar tactic when advertising for its next CEO?
You can read the full advertisement in all its questionable glory here.