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Monthly ArchiveApril 2017

When Profanity And Professionalism Don’t Mix

Say-WhatAbout a year ago, I read a list of criteria for a freelance writing job where one of the questions asked, “Are you an asshole?”

 It stopped me cold in my reading, and I found myself thinking, “What the … ?” (Feel free to add any word you like to fill in the blank.)

So—is this funny, or is it something else? Can the use of profanity and professionalism in a job application attract serious job seekers? I say, “No,” and “Just say ‘No’ to the mix.”

Here’s how one company blended the two.

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